RDI Table for Adults >70 years

RDI Table for Adults >70 years

Author -  Emily Hope

RDI tables for carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals for adults >70 years.

Vitamin and Mineral RDIs for Adults >70 years

Nutrient Recommended Dietary Intake per day
Vitamin A (retinol equivalents) Men: 900µg
Women: 700 µg
Vitamin B12 2.4µg
Folate (folate equivalents) 400µg
Vitamin C 45mg
Vitamin D AI1 = 15µg
Vitamin E Men: AI1 = 10mg
Women: AI1 = 7mg
Vitamin K Men: AI1 = 70µg
Women: AI1 = 60µg
Calcium 1300mg
Iodine 150µg
Iron 8mg
Zinc Men: 14mg
Girls: 8mg
Selenium Men: 70 µg
Women: 60 µg
Sodium AI1 = 460-920mg

1AI = Adequate Intake. An adequate Intake is used when an RDI cannot be determined. It is the average daily nutrient intake level based on observed or experimentally determined estimates of nutrient intakes by a group of apparently healthy people that are assumed to be adequate.

Carbohydrate, protein, fat & fibre RDIs for Adults over 70 years

Nutrient Recommended Dietary Intake per day
Carbohydrate 6 servings per day1
Protein Men: 81g
Women: 57g
Linoleic Acid Boys: 13g
Girls: 8g
α-Linolenic Acid Boys: 1.3g
Girls: 0.8g
Dietary Fibre Men: 30g
Women: 25g

1Ministry of Health. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Older People. 2010. Wellington, New Zealand