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June 8, 1918


JAMA. 1918;70(23):1764-1765. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600230034012

The admonition of the United States Food Administration that we must save meat includes an implication to the dietetically thoughtful person that some other form of food rich in protein should be substituted for it in the diet. Among the products suggested for this purpose none offers greater promise of value than cheese. The attempt to encourage the use of cheese, in place of meat, is the more timely because, along with butter, it represents a way in which milk can be stored, so to speak, for future use. Furthermore, the administration officials have recently given assurance that large stocks of cheese are now on hand in this country and awaiting consumption. Until recently, at any rate, the United States could not be regarded as a cheese-eating nation in the same sense in which this might apply to European peoples. A census made in 1909 estimated the production of cheese

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