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Discusses the general principles of nutrition. Includes the results of studies carried out by the Department of Experiment Stations.
48 p. : 1 chart ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction -- Chemical composition of the body and of food -- Food as building material and fuel -- Value of food for supplying energy -- How the functions and nutritive value of food are learned -- Food and food economy -- Composition of common food materials -- Digestion, assimilation, and excretion -- Proportions of digestible nutrients in food materials -- Preparation of food, cooking -- Dietaries and dietary standards -- Adapting food to the needs of the body -- Advantages of several meals a day -- Pecuniary economy of food -- Errors in food economy -- Summary.
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Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project
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