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September 25, 1937

A Dietary Survey in Terms of the Actual Foodstuffs Consumed

JAMA. 1937;109(13):1070. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780390072045

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Abstract

This is the third in a series of investigations of the food eaten by representative communities in England and Scotland. Former studies of 154 families in St. Andrew's, fifty-six in Cardiff and fifty-seven in Reading are extended to show amounts per man weekly of different types of food, e. g., meats, fish and game, fresh milk, dairy produce (including margarine), bread, cereals and legumes, sugars, vegetables and fruit, for groups on different income levels. The present report also includes some Glasgow families and a group of 109 women students in the College of Domestic Science in Glasgow. From the economic point of view these computations may be very useful, but from the nutritional point of view they still leave much to be learned. All estimates of family needs are based on a single "per man" value, which is related only to energy needs. Such a unit cannot be applied when

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