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educational programs and evidence-based guidelines to the maximum extent possible.  You can click
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NAME CHANGE:
We changed the name of Health Education Program For Developing Countries to Health
Education Program For Developing
Communities in April 2016 (You can still easily access this site
by googling hepfdc). It will take us awhile to convert the titles of all our materials.  However the content
remains exactly the same and applicable to "developing" as well as "developed" countries.  
All communities are in ongoing stages of development, and not always for the best.  In fact, people in
so called "developed" countries are often much more in need of evidence-based nutrition and other
lifestyle guidelines than people in so called "developing" countries.  And as reported by the WHO,
unless that changes, the resulting diseases, although preventable, will bankrupt "even the wealthiest
countries."
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