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Daily Intake Guide: Healthy Eating, Made Easy

The Daily Intake Guide (DIG) website helps you learn more about how to use DIG to balance your daily intake and enjoy a balanced diet.

As seen in the TV Community Service Annoucements, you can use DIG to access quick and easy information about the energy (kilojoule) and nutrient content of your food and drink per serve.  You'll find DIG thumbnails on the front of pack on thousands of food and beverage products on your local supermarket shelves.

Daily Intakes, or DIs, are a set of reference values for acceptable intakes of energy and a variety of nutrients, including protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugars, fibre and sodium.

DI values are based on an average adult's daily requirement of 8700kJ.  Your DIs may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.

DIs are not recommendations, but rather an acceptable intake which provides a benchmark suitable for the majority of people.

The DI values are not a target for your day's intake nor are they an average. The DI values should be used as a guide to help you make informed choices about the foods you eat. 


Use the Daily Intake Thumbnails to:

  1. Get a better view of what’s in a serve to help you see how a food contributes to the recommended amounts of kilojoules and nutrients
  2. Easily compare foods and drinks you buy with similar foods
  3. Choose foods and drinks that best suit your energy needs