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January 12, 1946

Nutrition and Relief Work: A Handbook for the Guidance of Relief Workers

JAMA. 1946;130(2):118. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870020062030

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This small book represents an effort on the part of certain British war relief agencies with the cooperation of British nutritionists to provide a manual on nutrition of use in relief feeding. It begins with a brief discussion of the energy requirements of various occupational activities. The functions of the vitamins essential for human nutrition and the quantities needed daily are given as well as the symptoms of vitamin deficiencies. An outline of methods for determining the nutritional adequacy of a population includes the gathering of data on food consumption and examination of the representative groups with particular reference to certain objective findings which are listed. Further practical information relating to problems met in caring for the European peoples, such as differing dietary habits, storage and handling of foodstuffs, makeshift cooking arrangements and descriptions of the different currencies and systems of measurement, is to be found in the manual. Diagrams

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