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Facts About Minerals

This 3-page handout provides an overview of minerals (what they are, the different types, and the role they play in the body), reviews the minerals needed in the diet, sources, and resources for more information.

Additional information about vitamins and minerals can be found on the Nutrition.gov What's in Food page.

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