DRI Activities Update — December 2016

Dietary Reference Intakes and Chronic Disease Endpoint Workshop and Report

The March 2015 Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) workshop and extensive follow-up discussions informed the development of the report, Options for basing Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) on chronic disease endpoints: Report from a joint U.S./Canadian-Sponsored working group.

Guiding Principles for DRIs and Chronic Disease Endpoints

The Joint U.S.-Canadian DRI Working Group is collaborating with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop guiding principles for inclusion of chronic disease endpoints to be used by committees setting future DRIs. The project will build on the March 2015 workshop, panel discussions, and the workshop report. The project began in summer 2016, with a report scheduled to be completed by fall 2017.

DRIs for Sodium and Potassium

In preparation for an anticipated review of DRIs for sodium and potassium, a systematic evidence review began in late summer 2016. The evidence report is expected to be completed by September 2017.

Discussions are underway with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine for a DRI review of sodium and potassium. The proposed review would begin in fall 2017 and draw on the guiding principles for chronic disease endpoints and the systematic evidence review.

Stay tuned for additional updates as these projects develop.