Labeling Daily Values

The FDA has established four sets of Daily Values (DVs) for labeling of foods and dietary supplements: adults and children 4 years and older, children 1 through 3 years, infants 1 through 12 months, and pregnant and lactating women. In establishing these DVs, the FDA selects the highest RDA value established by the the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) within each of these four age and condition groups. The following table compares the "old" DVs with the "new" DVs. All labels must comply with the "new" DVs by July 26, 2020. NOTE: the FDA has updated both the amounts and units used to express the amounts found in dietary supplements. See the Nutrient Unit Conversion Factors section or use the calculator to convert between units.

Based on the reference caloric intake of 2,000 calories for adults and children aged 4 years and older, and for pregnant women and lactating women.

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