A study to determine the effect of a nutrition program on the eating habits of a group of first grade children

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Eunice Bryan Outlaw (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Orrea Pye

Abstract: Within recent years the need for nutrition education throughout our nation has become more and more apparent. Of the million men examined physically by Selective Service before May, 1941, approximately 400,000 were found unfit for military service. It was estimated by Brigadier General Lewis B. Hershey that probably one-third of these were suffering from disabilities directly or indirectly connected with nutrition. The chief single cause for rejection was bad teeth.1 The National Nutrition Conference called in May, 1941, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt focused public attention on the necessity for an all-out program to improve the nation's health by education concerning right food habits and food values. Our present emergency has pointed out the need for better nutrition; it has not created it. It has jogged us out of a rut, made us think what might be done, and wonder what is the most effective way to do it.

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Language: English
Date: 1943
Nutrition $x Study and teaching (Elementary)
School children $x Nutrition
Students $x Nutrition

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