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Eating the Rainbow

Lifelong Nutritional Wellness – Without Lies, Hype, or Calculus

2nd Edition

Published by Dave Chong and Nicole A. Kerr at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Dave Chong and Nicole A. Kerr

Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company previously published the first edition of this book.

Cornucopia illustration used with permission from Microsoft (in accordance with section 8.1 of the Microsoft Services Agreement).


We sincerely dedicate this book to every single person who eats food.


Dave is a faculty member in health sciences, teaching courses in Wellness, Health Assessments, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Stress Management, and Research Methods. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Promotion & Education, a Master’s in Exercise & Wellness, and certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the Wilderness Medicine Institute, and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Nicole is a nutrition and wellness consultant who believes in treating the whole person in order to make significant changes in one’s health. Currently serving as the Director of Wellness and Patient Advocacy at Castle Medical Center, Nicole continues her passion for a healthier Hawaii. Previously, Nicole was the Health Promotion Nutrition Manager for the United States Air Force’s Medical Headquarters in San Antonio, TX. She has worked in academia, non-profit, private, and government sectors, most notably at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, where she was a health communications specialist with the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. Nicole has been featured on CNN, PBS, the Food Channel and other news shows for her expertise in these areas. A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Nicole holds an MPH in Nutrition, a BA from Southern Methodist University in Public Relations and Business, and a Dietetics degree from Louisiana State University. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Veteran of the Armed Forces, having attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information on Nicole, check out her website at

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