Health-Related Components of a Nutrition Surveillance System


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    Daza C.H., Read M.S. (1980) Health-Related Components of a Nutrition Surveillance System. In: Santos W., Lopes N., Barbosa J.J., Chaves D., Valente J.C. (eds) Nutrition and Food Science: Present Knowledge and Utilization. Springer, Boston, MA
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