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a portion of food or foods taken at some particular and usually stated or fixed time.
congregate m's a group nutritional program for socially isolated individuals whose nutritional problems are related more to access and to lack of social stimulation than to mechanical eating difficulties.
test meal see test meal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. The food consumed at regular intervals or at a specified time.
2. Ground flour from a grain.
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A portion of food ingested at a particular time.
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1. The food consumed at regular intervals or at a specified time.
2. Ground flour from a grain.
[L. cibus ]
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Patient discussion about meal

Q. Does anybody have good recipes for meals which don't contain gluten?? My 8 year old son has celiac disease. He is really suffering from not being able to eat so many things his brother and his friends can like pizza, pasta, birthday cakes, etc. I'd love him to have his own very tasty meals but I'm havin a hard time finding any recipes. If anyone knows some..

A. I have found some here- for chicken, pizza and brownies..
and also- I am sure you can buy a cookbook that has gluten-free recipes.

Q. I want to know if somebody could give me some expert advice on what to eat for my meals. hello ……I'm trying to lose body fat but at the same time build some muscle within 4 months period. My hope is that when I've shredded all the fat off, I'll have something nice to show to everyone on my birthday. I'm 5'8 and I weigh 210 already. I dropped 3 pounds but I want to know if somebody could give me some expert advice on what to eat for my meals.

A. A good general program of dieting to lose 2lbs a week while lifting weights. Go with a high protein, low carbohydrate type diet. Workout 6 days a week alternating upper body one day lower body the next, take one day off. That’s it as simple as eating and as difficult as working hard. Cheers! and invite me for your birthday.

Q. I have a diabetic guest coming over to dinner. What are the Dos and Don'ts for preparing the meal?

A. here is some info that might give you an idea:

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References in classic literature ?
Instantly a great cloud of meal filled the air, whereby we could neither see nor breathe; and in the midst of this cloud he vanished like a wizard."
I thought that I smelled gold and silver beneath the barley meal. Bring it straight forth, Miller."
Then slowly the Miller arose to his feet, and slowly and unwillingly he untied the mouth of the bag, and slowly thrust his hands into the meal and began fumbling about with his arms buried to the elbows in the barley flour.
But while he pretended to be searching for the money, the Miller gathered two great handfuls of meal. "Ha," quoth he, "here they are, the beauties." Then, as the others leaned still more forward to see what he had, he suddenly cast the meal into their faces, filling their eyes and noses and mouths with the flour, blinding and half choking them.
Then, while all four stumbled about, roaring with the smart of the meal in their eyeballs, and while they rubbed their eyes till the tears made great channels on their faces through the meal, the Miller seized another handful of flour and another and another, throwing it in their faces, so that even had they had a glimmering of light before they were now as blind as ever a beggar in Nottinghamshire, while their hair and beards and clothes were as white as snow.
The road was all white with meal, and five men stood there also white with meal from top to toe, for much of the barley flour had fallen back upon the Miller.
Hereupon, while he and the three others rubbed the meal from their eyes, and Will Stutely and his men brushed their clothes clean, he told them all; how that he had meant to pass a jest upon the Miller, which same had turned so grievously upon them.
She pointed at Pigling's plate; he hastily gave it to her, and fled to the meal chest.
Many a good meal I got in this fashion, while he scolded and chattered vainly at me.
A change definitely needed to be made; I found that meal prepping was one very useful solution to my problem.
On a recent Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight, I was served, as I had requested when I booked the flight, an Asian vegetarian meal. This came with a small piece of paper listing all kinds of special meals, with VOML (vegetarian oriental meal) highlighted in orange.
In addition to delivering nutritious meals, Eat Your Cake creates meal plans for people on specific diets such as keto, paleo and the bulletproof diet.