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February 27, 1937

Food, Health and Income: Report on a Survey of Adequacy of Diet in Relation to Income

JAMA. 1937;108(9):755. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780090067028

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Abstract

This book reports the results of a large scale investigation of the nutrition of the people in the British Isles, which was carried out by the staff of Rowett Institute in cooperation with the Market Supply Committee. It attacks the problem of nutrition from a more fundamental and comprehensive standpoint than has heretofore been done, for it considers the food supply of the country in relation to the nutrition and health of the people and to their incomes. The total food supply of the country was estimated from agricultural statistics and records of imports, exports and manufacturing output. The nature of dietaries for six different income levels was obtained through analysis of 1,200 family budgets secured in various sections of the country. The adequacy of the diets was determined by comparison of their yield of dietary essentials with Stiebling's standards (U. S. Bureau of Home Economics, Diets at Four Levels

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