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Some Nutritional Puzzles-A Note

A Note V K R V Rao Is there a trade-off between calories from the non-cereal groups and the cereal groups or the dominant carbohydrate groups and the others? Does the nutritional minimum involve a range of calories, each associated with a different mix of the food groups? Is there a given minimum of each nutrient which must be consulted for securing adequate nutrition and which does not permit inter-changeability or trade-off against each other? These are all questions which need answering if we want to use nutritional criteria for determining food production and distribution policies; and they also become relevant when considering food technology for the purpose of making up deficits in needed nutrients other than just calories.

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