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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.
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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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The sticky bands along with burning and burying treatments significantly reduced the frequency of infestation of mango mealy bug by frequency of infestation of mango mealy bug by 0.00-15.79%.
He also suggested them to eliminate weeds from fields and contact agriculture department for expert opinion to save cotton from mealy bug and other pests.
sexmaculatus in the laboratory and use as a bio-control agent against cotton mealy bug in the field at different temperature conditions.
In East Africa, at least, thrips (Thysanoptera; thripidae), mealy bugs (Homoptera; Pseuococcidae), blue bug (Hetereptera; Scutelleridae), cotton stainer bug (Hemiptera; Prryhocoridae), whiteflies (Hemiptera; Aleytrodidae), golden beetles (Chysomelidae; Alticanae) and wood mite is reported to devastate the population of jatropha.
cephalonica (15.60 days), minimum larval duration was recorded in case of mango mealy bugs (14.40 days) and treatment involving the food of brinjal aphid was found at par with the Corcyra eggs.
Nous avons cherche a evaluer les effets potentiels de l'expansion de ces formes de croissance clonales sur les especes vegetales de la toundra a deux emplacements situes au Canada, un aux monts Mealy du Labrador et l'autre pres de Churchill, au Manitoba.
Mealy, clinical manager of the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center and Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic, Baltimore.
Scale insects and mealy bugs are related to each other.
Mineral exploration company Benton Resources Inc (TSX VENTURE:BEX) said on Friday that it has entered into an option agreement for its Mealy copper-nickel-platinum-palladium project in Labrador with Platinum Group Metals Ltd (TSX:PTM.TO) (PTM).
Basically, two automaton types are considered in the class of synchronous automatons: the Mealy automaton and the Moor automaton named after American scientists who had contributed to this field of research.
Neutrosophic Automata are classified into two kinds of basic models: one has initial states and no outputs; the other has outputs and no initial states [3].In case of Neutrosophic Mealy type of ordinary automata, it is essential to obtain a reasonable relation between the Neutrosophic transition function and the Neutrosophic output function.
Chandigarh, July 30 (ANI): Farmers of Punjab's Abohar district are left anxious after a mealy bug infestation damaged their cotton crop.