Dietary reference intakes: energy, proteins, fats, and digestible carbohydrates

In 1992, the former Food and Nutrition Council of the Netherlands published dietary reference intakes. These were primarily aimed at the prevention of deficiency symptoms. In recent years, increasing numbers of studies have shown that certain nutrients can help to prevent chronic diseases. Partly as a result of this, it became necessary to review the dietary reference intakes. The Health Council’s Committee on Dietary Reference Intakes, which is charged with this task, sets out its findings in a series of recommendations.