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Appendix A Origin and Framework of the Development of Dietary Reference Intake
Pages 587-590

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From page 587...
... it held several symposia at nutrition-focuseci professional meetings to discuss the FNB's tentative plans and to receive responses to this initial concept paper. Many aspects of the conceptual framework of the DRIs came from the United Kingclom's Dietary Reference Values forFood Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom report (COMA, 1991 ~ .
From page 588...
... Consensus following a symposium for Canadian scientists cosponsored by the Canadian National Institute of Nutrition and Health Canada in April 1995 was that the Canadian government should pursue the extent to which involvement with the developing FNB process would be of benefit to both Canada and the United States in terms of leading toward harmonization. Based on extensive input and deliberations, the FNB initiated action to provide a framework for the development and possible international harmonization of nutrient-based recommendations that would serve, where warranted, for all of North America.
From page 589...
... review the scientific literature concerning micronutrients and selected components of foocis that may influence the bioavailability of these nutrients; (2) develop clietary reference levels of intake for the selected clietary micronutrients that are compatible with good nutrition throughout the lifespan and that may decrease risk of developmental abnormalities and chronic disease; (3)
From page 590...
... The DRI values in this report are a product of the joint efforts of the DRI Committee, the Panel on Micronutrients, the Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients, and the Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes. REFERENCES COMA (Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy)

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