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October 1942

Family Nutrition.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(4):762. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010100188021

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The committee which prepared this monograph on family nutrition for the Philadelphia Child Health Society consisted of four physicians, one dentist and two nutritionists. A grant from the Beneficial Industrial Loan Corporation has made possible its free distribution on request.

The incorporated reports of studies on nutritional fitness show the need for just the kind of information the remainder of the monograph provides. There is an excellent discussion of the dietary values of common foods and of the nutritional needs of adults and children. The larger portion of the book is given over to showing how these needs may be met in families of different income levels. There is no index, but the material is so arranged in tables and under large type headings that one can find easily the desired information.

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