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September 13, 1947

Nutrition in Industry

JAMA. 1947;135(2):129. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890020059024

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This is largely devoted to the activities and findings of government wartime feeding programs of Canada, the United States and Great Britain. The accounts reveal that industrial feeding programs, while not entirely new, were not adequate to meet properly the emergency occasioned by the war. One can say that each of the three governments found it necessary to overcome a weakness in national feeding. Consequently an international effortwas made to influence the diets and eating habits of the vast numbers of workers required to produce the goods and munitions of war.

The publication contains a wealth of material on various governmental procedures, both general and special in nature, utilized in the three countries. It is enhanced with a number of photographs, charts and statistical data. Each of the three separate countries is given a definite section of the book. Part I is entitled "Nutrition in Canadian Industry," part II "The

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