a guide to HeaLthy Nutrition

Prepared by medical and nutrition experts from Mayo Clinic, University of California Los Angeles, and Dole Food Company, Inc.

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Copyright 2002 by Dole Food Company, Inc.

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The Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition provides practical and easy-to-understand information on issues relating to good nutrition. This book supplements, but does not replace, the advice of your personal physician and nutrition advisor, whom you should consult for individual medical and nutrition issues. The authors of this book and their institutions do not in any case endorse any company or product.

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