In the UK, we have a set of Dietary Reference Values (DRVs), which are an estimate of the nutritional requirements of a healthy population. 

BNF has put together a guide to the nutrition requirements of the UK population, which can be found as a PDF below. 

Sources of information/References:

  • Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (1991) Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom. HMSO. London.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2011) Dietary Reference Values for Energy. The Stationery Office. London.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2015) Carbohydrates and Health. The Stationery Office. London.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2003) Salt and Health. The Stationery Office. London.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2016) Vitamin D and Health. The Stationery Office.
  • Public Health England (2016) Government Recommendations for Food Energy and Nutrients for Males and Females Aged 1–18 Years and 19+ Years.

 

Last reviewed October 2016. Revised August 2019. 

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