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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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This free course was written by Audrey Brown and Surinder Ghatoray.

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Figure 2: Photograph Audrey Brown for The Open University

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Figure 4: Cover: McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods Public Health England (c) Crown copyright

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Figure 7: photograph of allergens label: © The Open University

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