The rural school meal as a site for learning about food

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The rural school meal as a site for learning about food. / Torres, Irene; Benn, Jette.

I: Appetite, Bind 117, 2017, s. 29–39.

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Torres, Irene ; Benn, Jette. / The rural school meal as a site for learning about food. I: Appetite. 2017 ; Bind 117. s. 29–39.

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