Much has been written and spoken about the advantages of an improved nutritional status, and it is not surprising therefore that employers and workmen alike are eager to apply the facts of this branch of medical science as an aid to production in the war effort. Many conflicting statements are made and it is difficult at times to separate established facts from unestablished claims. If one could believe all the statements which one reads or hears, especially from organizations that have something to sell, but not limited to that field, it might be thought that the taking of vitamin capsules would speed up production or that the eating of candy bars would prevent industrial fatigue and reduce the rate of accidents. Just recently there came to attention a report to the effect that eating doughnuts between meals would reduce absenteeism. Manufacturers are being importuned to give their workmen chewing gum
BING FC. CRITERIA FOR THE EVALUATION OF NUTRITION EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRY. JAMA. 1943;121(11):813–816. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110015005
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