June 1966

Food Facts for Teenagers.

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By Margaret Belais Salmon, BS, MS. Price, $5.75. Pp 129, with 32 figures and 7 tables. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1965.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(6):847. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870120111040

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This small volume is attractively printed and bound in hard cover. The editors have done a workmanly job of editing and organization. It is curious that a book directed toward teenagers should appear in a dress that places the price out of range of what the average teenager would pay for a book unless it were a required text.

The dietetics of Food Facts For Teenagers is informative, well-organized, and valid. Moreover, the presentation of the dietetics takes into account the social mores and likes and dislikes of this age group. The dietary patterns, however, are typically those of the middle and upper class citizen of the United States in spite of the dedication to "Teenagers around the world." This is particularly true in the insistence on milk and the interpretation of the comparative concentrations of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables. Children from subtropical areas would use not only

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