Don’t know your GDA from your GDP or PDA? There are so many acronyms flying about these days that it can get confusing. Allow us to help clear this one up.
Just what is a Guideline Daily Amount?
Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) feature on most foods and aim to take a lot of the guesswork out of what nutrients we should be eating.
A GDA isn’t a target to hit, it’s more about giving people a rough framework for a healthy, balanced diet. It’s a guide for the number of calories, fat, sugar & salt that an average adult should consumer per day.
Our GDA’s tell you how much one serving of our products contributes to your recommended intake. For example a 30g bag of RYVITA® Cream Cheese & Chive Minis is only 1% of your recommended daily fat intake.
The aim is to help people understand the composition of the food they are eating and how everything they eat contributes to their overall well-being
You can find GDAs for all our products on this site as well as on the front and back of each RYVITA® product.
The right guidelines for you
As GDAs are worked out based on your energy and nutritional needs, they’re different for men, women and children.
On our packs, we’ve tried to keep things simple by featuring just the information for the average woman.
Awareness of your GDA not only gives you the freedom to balance your diet however you choose, but also allows you to see the impact of your food choices. It’s the simple way to ensure you stay on the right track.