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Nutrition can be defined as the science of food, beverages, and their components in biological systems. A nutrient is a compound that provides a needed function in the body. Nutrients can be further classified based on the amount needed in the body. Nutrition by Nancy Guthrie, Ryan Morris, and Shuren Xu for the Pierce Open Pathway, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord owes a great deal of our thanks to Brian Lindshield from Kansas State University. While our work is significantly different from Lindshield’s original text- Kansas State University Human Nutrition (HN 400) Flexbook[1]– we started with his work as the inspiration for this text. This book was originally drafted during the fall of 2015, and is still in transition. We would also like to acknowledge the work of... Show More


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