Dietary Studies in Chicago in 1895 and 1896: Conducted with the Cooperation of Jane Addams and Caroline L. Hunt, of Hull House

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1898 - Dietaries - 76 pages
 

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Page 73 - In the dietary studies made in connection with the nutrition investigations of the Office of Experiment Stations of the United States Department of Agriculture...
Page 7 - The power of a man to do work depends upon his nutrition. A well-fed man has strength of muscle and of brain, while a poorly nourished man has not.
Page 8 - Observation has shown that as a rule a woman requires less food than a man, and the amount required by children is still less, varying with the age. It is customary to assign certain factors which shall represent the amount of nutrients required by children of different ages and by women as compared with adult man. The various factors which have been adopted are as follows : Factors Used in Calcul-ating Meals Consumed in Dietary Studies.
Page 8 - A child 10 to 13 years old reqiiires about 0.6 the food of a man. A child 6 to 9 years old requires about 0.5 the food of a man. A child 3 to 5 years old requires about 0.4 the food of a man.
Page 8 - ... a man, and the amount required by children is still less, varying with the age. It is customary to assign certain factors which shall represent the amount of nutrients required by children of different ages and by women as compared with adult man. The various factors which have been adopted are as follows : Factors Used in Calcul-ating Meals Consumed in Dietary Studies. One meal of woman equivalent to 0.8 meal of man at moderate muscular labor. One meal of boy 14 to 16 years of age, inclusive,...
Page 72 - In general it may be said that the cost of a diet may be diminished by consuming less fruit, less expensive cuts of meats, and fewer vegetables than is ordinarily found to be the case. Fruits add comparatively little to the food value of a diet, although they are undoubtedly valuable for other reasons.
Page 8 - ... accurate studies, must bo recorded and the amount of nutrients therein determined and deducted from those in the food purchased. A careful record is kept of the attendance of the different members of the family at each meal and of any visitors who may be present. In this way a record is obtained of the age, sex, and occupation of the different members of the family, the number of meals taken by each, and the total nutrients consumed by the family. Of course, the different members of the family...
Page 8 - girl 14 to 16 years old requires about 0.7 the food of a man. A child 10 to 13 years old requires about 0 б the food of a man.
Page 7 - ... of the chemistry and economy of food seems to lead. With the progress of human knowledge and human experience we are at last coming to see that the human body needs the closest care. We are coming to realize that not merely our health, our strength, and our incomes, but our higher intellectual life, and even our morals, depend upon the care which we take of our bodies, and that among the things essential to health and wealth, to right thinking and right living, one, and that not...

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