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September 15, 1917

Food for the Worker. The Food Values and Cost of a Series of Menus and Recipes for Seven Weeks.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(11):936. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590380078038

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This volume was especially prepared with a view to the needs of the wage earner, and was planned to furnish a series of balanced menus for the use of the visiting housekeeper or social worker. Dr. Lafayette B. Mendel has prepared a foreword to this volume, which he considers a timely attempt at a practical solution of satisfying the needs of the average family, furnishing them with the indispensable nutrients in a ration that is especially palatable, digestible and liberal in quantity, and well within the purchasing power of the family. The authors provide tables which Dr. Mendel states indicate at once "that there is no superfluity of food, no unwarranted excess of calories suggested." The authors consider first the requirements of the family; a general consideration of the subject is followed by suggestions as to purchasing economically. Menus are planned for various days of the week over a period

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