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January 1954

Kitchen Strategy

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):120. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090120014

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This loose-leaf booklet was written to convert modern knowledge of nutrition into good eating habits for the family. Its aim is to aid in preparation of meals that will always provide adequate rather than ideal food requirements. In view of the fact that a mother must not only be a dietician but also an economist, hostess, juggler, and chef, the book is designed as a primer of kitchen tactics, giving such information as will enable a mother to conserve her energy and increase her effectiveness. There are sections on leftovers, box lunches, substitutes for restricted foods, coordinating child and family menus, marketing, and diets for various needs such as acne, obesity, diarrhea, constipation, and anemia. There are basic lists of essential food, Calory charts, and even various ways of saving time in meal preparation.

The book is cleverly organized and briefly but well written. It should be a welcome addition

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