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Nutrient Reference Values

Australia and New Zealand

The NRVs (Nutrient Reference Values) are a set of recommendations for nutritional intake based on currently available scientific knowledge.

The Australian Government Department of Health, in conjunction with the New Zealand Ministry of Health is currently reviewing the NRVs to ensure that they remain relevant, appropriate and useful.

A Methodological Framework [PDF, 1.31MB] has been developed to guide the reviews of the NRVs. Nutrient review reports for fluoride, iodine and sodium have been completed to pilot the application of the methodological framework.

Comments are now invited on the three pilot NRV reports. To access a copy of the reports and to make a submission, please visit https://consultations.health.gov.au. Public consultation is open from 9am (AEDT) on 30 October 2015 and closes at 5pm (AEDT) on 11 December 2015.

For further information on the review please visit the Department of Health website.

NRV Book Cover