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Table 2 Daily reference values (DVs) of various nutrients to encourage and nutrients to limit, for adults and children [14, 2130]

From: A nutrient profiling system for the (re)formulation of a global food and beverage portfolio

Nutrient DVs for children aged 4–8 years DVs for children aged 9–11 years DVs for adults
Energy 1700 kcal 2000 kcal 2000 kcal
Nutrients to limit
Total fat 60 g 70 g 70 g
Saturated fat 19 g 20 g 20 g
Trans-fat <1 % total energy <1 % total energy <1 % total energy
Added sugara 42.5 g 50 g 50 g
Sodium 1400 mg 2000 mg 2400 mg
Nutrients to encourage
Protein 24 g 50 g 50 g
Dietary fiber 15 g 17 g 25 g
Calcium 700 mg 1000 mg 1000 mg
Iron 14 mg 14 mg 9 mg
Iodine 150 μg 150 μg 100 μg
Magnesium 300 mg 300 mg 100 mg
Zinc 15 mg 15 mg 11 mg
Vitamin A 800 μg 800 μg 500 μg
Thiamin 1.2 mg 1.2 mg 0.9 mg
Riboflavin 1.2 mg 1.2 mg 0.9 mg
Niacin 15 mg 15 mg 12 mg
Vitamin B6 1.3 mg 1.3 mg 1 mg
Folic acid 240 μg 240 μg 300 μg
Vitamin B12 2.4 μg 2.4 μg 1.8 μg
Vitamin C 60 mg 60 mg 35 mg
Vitamin D 5 μg 5 μg 5 μg
  1. aIncludes mono- and disaccharides present in the raw materials such as sugar, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, fructose sweetener, honey, molasses and all powdered form of any syrup. Naturally occurring sugars (lactose from milk/dairy fractions, mono- and disaccharides from unsweetened fruit ingredients) are excluded provided that the unsweetened fruit ingredient is not added for sweetening purposes