A survey of food practices of 124 eleventh and twelfth grade students in three North Carolina communities

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Nina Ruth Blackman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Cora Gray

Abstract: This study is an evaluation of the dietary practices of 124 high school juniors and seniors in four selected schools, two urban and two rural, in and near Greensboro, North Carolina. The data for the study were collected during the early fall of 1946. The recent war has given impetus to the growing appreciation of the importance of nutrition, and to the realization that nutritional deficiency states are frequent in the general population. With the reports of the Selective Service Administration in 1941, came the realization that "man is surely what he eats." It is true as R. M. Wilder says that not all the rejections for the army can be laid at the door of malnutrition, but many undoubtedly belong there. "Tuberculosis, decay of teeth, weak heart, disordered nerves, poor vision, and much else are known to thrive on soil which is eroded by nutritional depression."1

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Language: English
Date: 1946
Food preferences $x Study and teaching (Secondary)
Food consumption $z North Carolina

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