Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action

  title={Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action},
  author={Wilma B. Freire},
  journal={Nutrition \& Food Science},
  • W. Freire
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition & Food Science
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  • Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health
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