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
COWGILL GR. CURRENT NUTRITIONAL ACTIVITY IN INDUSTRY: A REVIEW AND APPRAISAL. JAMA. 1943;121(11):817–820. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110019007
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