Diet for Children: A Complete System of Nursery Diet with Numerous Recipes; Also Many Menus for Young and Older School Children. A Home and School Guide for Mothers, Teachers, Nurses and Physicians

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1916 - Children - 160 pages
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Page 6 - Perhaps nothing will so much hasten the time when body and mind will both be adequately cared for, as a diffusion of the belief that the preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
Page 88 - Remove all fat and tissue from a half-pound of lean beef; broil over a clear fire from six to eight minutes; cut the meat into small pieces, and squeeze out the juice with a meat-press or lemon-squeezer. Add salt. When warming, put the juice into a cup and set it in hot water, that it may not coagulate, as it will do if heated in the ordinary manner. BEEF ESSENCE. Put one pound of chopped lean beef, with a little salt, in a glass fruit-jar or in one of the porcelain compartments of an Arnold Nursery...
Page 97 - One hundred and twenty grammes (four ounces) of coarse oatmeal are allowed to soak in a quart of cold water for twelve hours. The mixture is then boiled down so as to make a pint, and is strained through a fine cloth while it is hot. When it cools a jelly is formed, which is kept on ice until needed.
Page 69 - The hours for study and for meals should be so regulated that sufficient time should be allowed before each meal for children to wash and prepare themselves comfortably without going to the table excited by hurry, and they should be required to remain at the table throughout a fixed time, never being allowed to hastily swallow their food in order to complete an unfinished task or game. An interval of half an hour or more should intervene for recreation after meals, in order that digestion may be...
Page 72 - If early rising is insisted upon, a child should never be set any task before breakfast, especially in winter, and if it is not expedient to serve a full breakfast at half past six or seven, the child should be given a bowl of hot milk and bread, or a cup of cocoa with a roll, or other light food ; breakfast may be served later, after the first exercises of the morning, and should be a substantial meal with animal food in the form of either fish, or eggs, or cold meat of some sort, with porridge...
Page 18 - The fact is, that all breaches of the laws of health are physical sins. When this is generally seen, then, and perhaps not till then, will the physical training of the young receive all the attention it deserves.
Page 28 - I have come to the conclusion that more than half the disease which embitters the middle and latter part of life is due to avoidable errors in diet...
Page 34 - At this time it will be well to begin to accustom the child's digestive functions to a still greater variety of food. In summer the more easily digestible vegetables, such as squash, young peas, and young beans, can be given. The variety of fruits can also be increased at this period, but they should be cooked. The principal change which is to be made in the diet to which the infant has been accustomed is a very decided increase in the proportion of the proteid element of its food. This is accomplished...
Page 18 - The child, the boy, man, indeed, should know no other endeavor but to be at every stage of development wholly what this stage calls for. Then will each successive stage spring like a new shoot from a healthy bud ; and, at each successive stage, he will with the same...
Page 28 - In these years of childhood the child's food is a matter of very great importance, not only at the time — for the child may by its food be made indolent or active, sluggish or mobile, dull or bright, inert or vigorous — but, indeed, for his entire future life.

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