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Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances for Adults
For Normal Healthy Persons in Singapore
Age group Energy
*
(kcal)
Protein

(g)
Total
Fat
(g)
SFA

(g)
Carbo-
hydrates
(g)
Dietary
fibre
(g)
Choles-
terol
(mg)
Ca

(g)
Na

(mg)
Fe

(mg)
Vit
A
(mcg)
Folic
Acid
(mcg)
Vit
C
(mg)
Men
18- 29 yrs 2550 68 71 23.6 351 26 300 0.4-0.5 1700 6 750 200 30
30- 59 yrs 2500 68 69 23.0 344 25 300 0.4-0.5 1650 6 750 200 30
60 yrs and above 2100 68 58 19.3 289 21 300 0.4-0.5 1400 6 750 200 30
Women
18 - 29 yrs 2000 58 56 18.6 275 20 300 0.4-0.5 1350 19 750 200 30
30- 59 yrs 2000 58 57 19.0 275 20 300 0.4-0.5 1350 19 750 200 30
60 yrs and above 1800 58 50 16.7 248 18 300 0.4-0.5 1200 6 750 200 30
Pregnant women
- full activity +285 +9 +8 +6 +39 +3 300 1.0-1.2 +200 19 750 400 50
- reduced activity +200 +9 +6 +2 +28 +2 300 1.0-1.2 +150 19 750 400 50
Lactating women
- first 6 months +500 +25 +14 +4.6 +69 +5 300 1.0-1.2 +350 19 1200 400 50
- after 6 months +500 +19 +14 +4.6 +69 +5 300 1.0-1.2 +350 19 1200 400 50
Legend:
SFA - saturated fat; Ca - calcium; Na - sodium; Fe - iron; Vit A - vitamin A; Vit C - vitamin C


Please note:
  • Recommended energy intakes (*) are for individuals with sedentary to light activity levels.
  • The above recommended daily intakes vary depending on physical activity and physiological state of an individual, e.g. pregnancy and lactation.
  • The recommended dietary allowances are average daily intakes of nutrients over a period of time for the majority of the population. They are not absolute daily dietary requirements.
Source: Department of Nutrition, Ministry of Health


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