recommended daily allowance

Main Entry:  recommended daily allowance
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the daily amount of nutrient and calorie intact considered necessary for good health by public health organizations; also called recommended dietary allowance
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recommended daily allowance rec·om·mend·ed daily allowance (rěl'ə-měn'dĭd)
n.
Abbr. RDA
The amounts of nutrients and calories an individual is recommended to consume daily, especially the amounts of vitamins and minerals recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council.

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