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Table 2 PRIs for total fat and carbohydrates and AIs for fatty acids [59]

From: Macronutrient balance and micronutrient amounts through growth and development

Age group (years) Total carbohydrates (%E)a Total fat (%E)a LA (%E)b ALA (%E)b ARA + DHA (mg/day)b DHA (mg/day)b
7–11(c)   40(b) 4 0.5   100
1 45–60 35–40 4 0.5   100
2–3 45–60 35–40 4 0.5 250  
4–6 45–60 20–35 4 0.5 250  
7–10 45–60 20–35 4 0.5 250  
11–14 45–60 20–35 4 0.5 250  
15–17 45–60 20–35 4 0.5 250  
≥ 18 45–60 20–35 4 0.5 250  
  1. ALA α-linolenic acid, d day, DHA docosahexaenoic acid, %E percentage of energy intake, ARA arachidonic acid, LA linoleic acid
  2. aPRIs Population reference intake ranges
  3. bAI Adequate intake
  4. ci.e., the second half of the first year of life (from the beginning of the 7th month to the 1st birthday)