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The Ultimate Guide to The Daily Nutrients Intake You Need

Recommended Dietary Allowances” by Health Promotion Board, 21 October 2020, www.healthhub.sg

The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) refer to the recommended daily levels of nutrients to meet the needs of nearly all healthy individuals in a particular age and gender group

Recommended Dietary Allowances for Normal Healthy Persons in Singapore (Children & Adolescents)

Recommended Dietary Allowances for Normal Healthy Persons in Singapore (Children & Adolescents)

Recommended Dietary Allowances for Normal Healthy Persons in Singapore (Adults)

Recommended Dietary Allowances for Normal Healthy Persons in Singapore (Adults)

Recommended Dietary Allowance for Calcium

Notes:

Energy

Summary of Average Requirements for Energy (kcal/day) by Life Stage Group

Infants and Young Children

Based on FAO/WHO/UNU 2004 equation and median Singapore weights (Source: Anthropometric Study on Pre-school Children in Singapore, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, 2000)

Children and Adolescents

Based on FAO/WHO/UNU 2004 equation and median Singapore weights (Source: Anthropometric Study on Pre-school Children in Singapore, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics, 2000)

Adults

Based on Oxford equation (Henry, 2005) and NHS 2010 mean weights

Pregnancy

(FAO/WHO/UNU 2004)

Lactation

(FAO/WHO/UNU 2004)

Examples of different activity levels:

Adapted from FAO/WHO/UNU, 2004 and Hall KD, Sacks G, Chandramohan D, Chow CC, Wang YC, Gortmaker SL, Swinburn BA. Quantification of the effect of energy imbalance on bodyweight. Lancet. 2011 Aug 27;378(9793):826-37.

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