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Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle by Elizabeth Eilender

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Introduction

At every stage of human development, a regularly balanced and nutritious diet is a prerequisite for a healthy life. In fact, a nutritionally adequate diet is so vital to lifelong health that even the food choices made by mothers during preconception may significantly impact the future health of their offspring decades later. As scientific investigation continues to uncover more insight into the complex relationship between dietary intake and the maintenance of good health, as well as the influence of nutrition on chronic disease development, dietitians and other public health experts must communicate the implications of these scientific findings to an increasingly diverse and multiethnic American population.

Every five years, the ...

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