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Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Nomination Process

1. Preparation and submission of nomination

2. Preliminary evaluation of received nominations by Federal DRI Committees

Have all nomination requirements been met?

3. Evaluation of nominated nutrients by Federal DRI Committees

Is significant, new, and relevant scientific information available?

Would a new review help address an important public health concern?

Are there unresolved methodological issues that would impede a DRI review of this nutrient(s)?

4. Funding Decision
(US & Canada)

Does nutrient have priority relative to other nominated nutrients?

Is funding available?


DRI review process intiated

No Action


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