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OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology // CC BY

Flat World Knowledge An Introduction to Human Nutrition // CC BY

Kansas State University Human Nutrition| // CC BY

Chapters and sections were borrowed and adapted from the above existing OER textbooks on human nutrition. Without these foundational texts, a lot more work would have been required to complete this project. Mahalo (thank you) to those who shared before us, and are now sharing our own work.

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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Human Nutrition by Marie K. Fialkowski Revilla, Alan Titchenal, Allison Calabrese, Cheryl Gibby, Billy Meinke. Download this book for free at:

Edited and Reviewed by

Cecille Farnum — Ryerson University, Copyeditor

Changqi Leu — San Diego State University, Chapter reviewer

Billy Meinke — University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Project manager

Paula Parslow — Private, Copyeditor

Trina Robertson — Saddleback College, Chapter reviewer

Allison Tepper — American University, Chapter reviewer

Special Thanks to

Bill Chismar – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Dean of Outreach College

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