- Nutrition Standards Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines for Americans Program Instruction (AAA-PI 314) (PDF)
- Technical Assistance Memorandum Released — Nutrition Programs Guidelines — Compliance with the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) Requirements — (AAA-TA 305) (PDF)
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.
What is DRI?
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) is a system of nutrition recommendations introduced in 1997 that uses reference values of nutrients. DRIs are the basis for assessing and planning diets and federal nutrition and food programs.
In accordance with the Older Americans Act, Section 339, Nutrition, a state that establishes and operates a nutrition project under this chapter shall ensure the project provides to each participating individual a minimum of 33.3 percent of the dietary reference intakes.
In 2010, the state contracted with Meals on Wheels Association of America to assist with the implementation of DRI and Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) in Texas. This website is provided to aid the AAAs, nutrition service providers and nutritionists in their conversion to the DRI system.
Nutrient Analysis Software
- Food Processor
- Nutritionist V, Nutritionist Pro
- USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Food Assistance Programs
- Texas Department of Agriculture website
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
- Commodity Supplementary Food Program (CSFP)
- American Heart Association
- American Diabetes Association
- National Food Service Management Institute
- National Institutes of Health: National Heart Lung Blood Institute Recipes
- USDA — Recipes for School and Child Care
- USDA Recipes for School Food Service
- Administration for Community Living
- Aging Integrated Database
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Dietary Reference Intakes
- Food and Drug Administration — Food Safety
- International Food Information Council
- Key Results from Texas Nutrition Provider Survey 2010
- National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical & Mental Wellness
- Older Americans Act Nutrition Service Providers Guide
- Older Americans Act (OAA) — Section 339. Nutrition
- Texas Administrative Code — 40 TAC §85.302
- Texas Department of Agriculture
- Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act and You by Linda Netterville, MA, RD, LD & Meals on Wheels Association of America (PDF)