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nibblingThe consumption of multiple (up to 17) smaller meals per day, as opposed to the typical 3 meals/day.
While the terms snacking and nibbling may be used interchangeably, American colloquial usage might define snacking as the off-mealtime consumption of food, usually of junk/snack foods; in contrast, nibbling typically consists of more regular consumption, often of healthy foods.
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nibblingNutrition The consumption of multiple–up to 17–'mini-meals' per day, as opposed to the usual 3 meals/day. Cf Bingeing, Gorging.
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