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July 7, 1945

Nutrition with Sense

JAMA. 1945;128(10):772. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860270074037

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In this compact little book much useful information and advice are found. The author covers nutrition from all aspects important to the householder. The early chapters provide simple accurate discussion of such fundamentals of nutrition as the place and function of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in the diet. These terms are translated into foods as eaten, and up to date information is given on the effects of preparing and cooking. The nutritional facts throughout are presented simply and accurately. Problems of buying foods and their preparation for the table are considered, with rules for the proper cooking of various types of foods. Weekly menus are suggested for different seasons of the year, and a large portion of the book is devoted to recipes and directions for cooking. A limited number of tables giving nutritional value of foods are found at the end of the book. The criticism is

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