This report takes into account expert feedback and updates on energy and nutrient requirements from the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO), Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. A major focus has been placed on global FAO/WHO recommendations, which are based on extensive review of the available evidence.
This publication provides current scientific guidance on the intake of a range of nutrients, as well as the nutrient recommendations for the Caribbean.
The publication also includes the population nutrient intake goals (PNIGs) meant to promote healthy dietary consumption patterns that satisfy the nutritional needs of the population while helping to reduce the risk of diet-related NCDs. These serve as a useful adjunct to the RNIs in providing food and nutrition guidance at the population level for macronutrients and food groups in healthy, well-nourished populations.