What are daily intakes?
Daily Intakes (DI) are a guide to adequate intake levels of energy and nutrients required to meet the needs of the average adult diet.
Understanding your energy needs
DI values are based on an average adult diet of 8700kJ although an individual's daily intake may be higher or lower depending on the energy needs which vary from person to person. Energy needs also vary depending on a person's gender, age, weight and activity levels.
If you are inactive, your %DI needs for energy are likely to be lower (less than 8700kJ) and you may wish to choose a lower kilojoule drink such as 'Coca-Cola Zero' which has that same great 'Coke' taste but contributes less energy to your total diet, and therefore has a lower %DI for energy. If you are active however, a drink with a higher energy content and therefore higher %DI for energy may fit within your daily energy needs. Remember children and inactive people are likely to have lower energy requirements.
The Coca-Cola Company provides a wide range of beverages, including no- and low-kilojoule options, as well as varying portion sizes, to meet your individual needs. Consumers who want to reduce the kilojoules they consume from beverages can choose from our continuously expanding portfolio of no- and low-kilojoule beverages, and full-kilojoule options in smaller portion sizes.
To estimate your own daily energy needs try our Energy Counter.
How to use the %DI labels on our drinks
Our %DI labels can be a useful tool to assist you in managing your daily energy intake because they can help you work out how much a serve of each of our drinks contributes to your daily energy needs. For example, a 375ml can of 'Coca-Cola' will have a %DI label on the front which shows that each can contains 675kJs of energy which is 8% of an average adult's total DI.
%DI values are useful to help you compare products and choose a drink that best suits your individual needs.