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PREFACE
Nutrition research has now progressed to the point where much is known about food and nutrient needs. The information currently available to us is sufficient to allow us to make informed judgements about the adequacy of our diet and the implications for our health of how we eat. Information alone is not enough to enable good decisions to be made about food choice. This book provides not only the information you require, but tells you how to apply this information for your own nutritional needs and concerns. Most of the nutrient values used in the compilation of the charts in this book come from British and Australian sources, including results from the laboratories in the Department of Human Nutrition at Deakin University. While there are differences in the nutrient content of the same foods from different countries, these are not significant and the values are generally applicable.

David R. Briggs & Mark L. Wahlqvist,
Melbourne, 1988.