DRVs – Dietary Reference Values, RNIs and GDAs – now called RIs

Our daily needs for nutrients is different, but the DRVs and RNIs are the recommended amounts for the average person.

  • 10-20% of our daily calories should come from protein.
  • Less than 10% of our daily calories should come from saturated fat.
  • 60-70% of our daily calories should come from monounsaturated fat and carbohydrates.
  • 50-55% of our daily calories shoud come from carbohydrates.

We’ve created a Help sheet to explain the terms DRV, RNI and GDA which are also found in the Glossary section of the program.

Nutrient    men       women

Energy   2500kcal   2000kcal

Sugars    70g            50g

Fat          95g            70g

of which saturates  30g   20g

fibre       20g          16g

salt         6.25g       5g

Help sheet on DRV, RNI and GDA

This link below shows the Data Analysis used in the program for Energy, Protein and Carbohydrate.


This link shows the RNIvitamins that is used in the Nutrition Program.

This link shows the RNImin1 RNI for minerals (1st set)

This link RNImin2 is the RNI minerals (second set)