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Article
March 13, 1943

CURRENT NUTRITIONAL ACTIVITY IN INDUSTRY: A REVIEW AND APPRAISAL

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN.

From the Department of Physiological Chemistry, Yale University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1943;121(11):817-820. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110019007
Abstract

The topic assigned to me is obviously one that cannot be discussed in any thorough fashion in the brief time at my disposal. Therefore I shall attempt merely (a) to present briefly some of the important phases of the subject that must occur to any thoughtful student of the problem of improving the nutrition of industrial workers and (b) to cite some examples of what is being done in this field.

Interest in this problem is comparatively new. In view of this it is natural to find some controversy existing in many industrial circles concerning the need for giving it any attention. To many a busy industrialist the idea that he is somehow responsible for properly feeding his employees means paternalism of an extreme degree. If his particular industry presents to its workers special hazards for which an improved diet is a preventive or an insurance against poor health, he

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