Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI’s)

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  • Lectures
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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

“This course on dietary reference intakes or DRI describes the values recommended by organizations, on the amount of a particular nutrient that a person needs to consume to maintain health. Every individual requires different quantities of nutrients. The quantities of specific nutrients of each category are estimated and used as reference values.
This course discusses a few of the important values and their uses. Dietary references intakes values are used in the planning and assessment of the diet of a healthy person. read more »»

DRI values are helpful in calculating the recommended dietary allowances in infants, children, pregnant women, lactating mothers, young adults, and in the elderly. This course is useful for healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, nutritionists, dieticians, and physicians practicing alternative medicine (AYUSH), such as homeopathy, Ayurveda, and yoga.

The course guides the healthcare professional to calculate the values for adequate intake of nutrients and set standards of nutrition in feeding programs for large populations, such as schools, nursing homes, prisons, and the army. The course on dietary reference intakes includes an expert talk by Mrs. Haritha Shyam, chief nutritionist, and dietitian at Apollo Hospitals. This expert talk helps the healthcare professional, as well as a layperson, to understand dietary reference intake values or DRI values and where these values can be applied in daily life for a healthier lifestyle.”

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)
  • Nutritionists
  • General public

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Dietary reference intake values or DRI values
  • Where these values can be applied in daily life for a healthier lifestyle


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

For: beginners

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