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June 23, 1945

An Experiment in Applied Nutrition for Canadian Communities. Summary Report of the Swift Fellowship

JAMA. 1945;128(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250070032

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Abstract

This is the report of the work carried on in the year 1942-1943 under a fellowship providing for visits by a home economics nutritionist to local communities of all sections of Canada. In each town conferences were held with all available persons interested in or acquainted with nutritional problems such as public health nurses and doctors, teachers, women's clubs and nutrition committees. Encouragement and advice for planning nutritional improvement was given to individuals and groups. Plans were made for overcoming local food problems. Follow-up reports from the communities are given which show the achievements made as a result of the worker's visit. It was felt that in each case definite benefits were traceable to the personal visits made possible by the fellowship. This served to bridge a gap between the scientific sources of knowledge and its practical application.

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