Because of between-person variations in food choices and nutrient requirements, it is important to select a Target Median Intake that will minimize inadequate nutrient intakes. Ensuring that distributions do not result in intakes that exceed the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for any nutrient is critical. This article is behind a paywall.
Murphy, Suzanne P., Ann L. Yaktine, Alicia L. Carriquiry. Advances in Nutrition, October 2020