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close this bookAmaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food under Difficult Conditions (ECHO; 1996; 397 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1: Basics of agricultural development
Open this folder and view contents2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics
Open this folder and view contents3: Staple crops
Open this folder and view contents4: Multipurpose trees
Open this folder and view contents5: Farming systems and gardening techniques
Open this folder and view contents6: Soil health and plant nutrition
Open this folder and view contents7: Water resources
Open this folder and view contents8: Plant protection and pest control
Open this folder and view contents9: Domestic animals
Open this folder and view contents10: Food science
Open this folder and view contents11: Human health care
Open this folder and view contents12: Seeds and germplasm
Open this folder and view contents13: Energy and technologies
Open this folder and view contents14: From farm to market
Open this folder and view contents15: Training and missionary resources
Open this folder and view contents16: Oils
Open this folder and view contents17: Above-ground (urban) gardens
View the document18: What is ECHO?
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Open this folder and view contentsECHO development notes - issue 52
Open this folder and view contentsECHO development notes: issue 53
Open this folder and view contents28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture
Open this folder and view contentsPrinciples of agroforestry
close this folderGood nutrition on the small farm
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View the documentWhat is a balanced diet?
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View the documentNutrients in foods
View the documentRecommended daily allowances
View the documentFive natural food groups
View the documentBalancing the diet with the five food groups
View the documentWhen milk is missing
View the documentPotential Sources for Information on Nutrition
 

Why Nutrition?

Human beings are so much alike! Yet, probably in no one characteristic are we as alike as in our nutritional needs. It is easy to forget that eating is more than just a pleasure. It is the act of replenishing ourselves with what we need to build and repair our bodies, to keep us vigorous and healthy, and to fuel us for the activities of life.

Good nutrition is perhaps the most basic factor associated with health, a prerequisite to happiness, basic for a sane spirit. Furthermore, the facts of good nutrition are already well known and very little has been done in the last 25 years to enhance our knowledge. Simple rules can be learned by anyone and followed without attention to counting calories. It is not necessary to know the details of the nutritional content of foods in order to create a balanced diet.

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