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Food for thought: Why the NOVA food classification system falls short

At first glance the NOVA system of food classification looks sound, but on closer inspection it misses some crucial points. The tenets of nutrition for good health, by which I was schooled, were based principally upon the balance between the five food groups, discretionary choices, and the quantities and frequency of these in the diet, and the nutrients they contributed. Today, the definition of a healthy diet has broadened to include concepts of sustainability, plant-based foods and the degree
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