subsistence diet

sub·sis·tence di·et

a meager diet providing barely enough for sustenance.
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Tahor's written regulations describe women as disgusting and deserving of isolation and a subsistence diet.
He spends $38 a month for a subsistence diet of roti bread, lentils and, once a week, some chicken or eggs.
Their human hunters, known to archaeologists as the Clovis people, set aside their heavy-duty spears and turned to a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of roots, berries and smaller game.
In North America, big animals including mastodons, camels, giant ground sloths and sabre-toothed cats all vanished, while their human hunters turned to a subsistence diet of roots, berries and smaller game.
Louise, who trained as a psychotherapist as well as community development and family systems therapist, and has a specialism in addiction and eating disorders, says eating disorders are unknown in developing countries where most people can only afford a subsistence diet.
The remote Fort Chipewyan community, for example, has an eighty-per-cent subsistence diet.
Concentrations of persistent organochlorine contaminants in bowhead whale tissues and other biota from northern Alaska: Implications for human exposure from a subsistence diet.
The three men's subsistence diet parallels their language-less state.
However, one of the few epidemiological studies on eating a subsistence diet of arsenic-contaminated rice has linked it with an increase in bladder cancer.
Abstract: Detailed ethnographic records of hunter-gatherer subsistence diet among the Ngaatjatjarra Aboriginal people made by the ethnoarchaeologist, Richard Gould, in the Western Desert in 1969 have been analysed for nutrient composition using a 1993 table of Indigenous foods.
The new consciousness at FHA also reflects the new thinking in Washington that is born and bred of the subsistence diet that all federal government programs have been put on because of the deep and lingering federal budget deficit.