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Published March 19, 2016 Updated April 11, 2023

Food Exchange

“Food Exchange“ playing cards designed by Ralph Dobson for the British Diabetic Association.

1973 Belgium United Kingdom Cartamundi Ralph Dobson Education Food & Cooking Health Card Games Add to Collection

“Food Exchange“ playing cards were designed by Ralph Dobson and produced for the British Diabetic Association by Foxwood Publishing, 1973. The objective of the game is to teach players about diet. The instruction card has rules for "snap" on the reverse.

“Food Exchange“ playing cards designed by Ralph Dobson for the British Diabetic Association, 1973

Above: “Food Exchange“ playing cards designed by Ralph Dobson for the British Diabetic Association, 1973. Manufactured by Carta Mundi.

“Food Exchange“ playing cards designed by Ralph Dobson for the British Diabetic Association, 1973
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