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November 18, 1950

Nutrition Surveys: Their Techniques and Value

JAMA. 1950;144(12):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120067037

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The nutrition survey is one of the tools which may be used for the detection and recording of changes in the nutritional status of population groups. It is important because in no small part the strength of the nation is dependent on the nutrient contribution of the diet. To establish and maintain food habits in conformity to rapidly expanding knowledge of nutrition is a complex problem, but in any study of the situation the nutrition survey is an essential part.

This monograph contributes to a better understanding of the value and purpose of the nutrition survey. Methods and interpretations are discussed. Technics and illustrative forms are fully described. The monograph is exceedingly well documented; each section has its own bibliography, fully adequate to permit the reader to pursue the subject in greater detail. The monograph is the result of cooperative effort. Sections were individually prepared, but each was subject to

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