Parents often feel sorry for their children when they see them deprived of certain foods, but they are wasting their sympathies. Such sympathies are tantamount to wishing for them a continuance of disease. "When parents are intelligent enough to know their duty to their children," says Dr. Tilden, "they will not feel sorry for them because they are not eating in a way to make them sick."

Too many parents are ruled by their emotions and sentiment and not by knowledge and reason. Give your child. those foods that are good for it and do not cultivate in him an appetite for harmful foods.

Beginning with the second year fruits and vegetables may be added to the child's diet. Any fruit in season, if well ripened, may be fed. There is no reason to fear fruit of any kind; peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, figs, apples, pears, grapes, berries, bananas, and so on through the whole list. Give the child the pulp and all--not merely the juice.

Water melons, cantaloups, honey dew melons and melons of all kinds may be given. All kinds, of nuts, except peanuts, which are not nuts, may be given.

Any or all fresh vegetables may be given either raw or cooked, preferably raw. Spinach, chard, kale, cabbage, beet tops, turnip tops, asparagus, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, squash, fresh green beans, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc., may all be given to the child. Carrots, peas, fresh corn, (not canned corn or peas), beets, parnips, salsify, etc., may also be fed. There is no reason to fear to feed your child vegetables, provided they are fresh and clean and properly prepared. Do not give the child any processed starches, refined sugars, or so-called "breakfast foods." The widespread use of "breakfast foods" is one of the worst of our present day dietary faults. Corn flakes, puffed rice, puffed wheat, bran foods, cream of wheat, cream of barley, wheatena, etc., are not good foods for child or adult. All the great claims made for them are false. For heaven's sake never feed these things to your child. Oatmeal is perhaps the worst of all cereals for child or adult. Cereals are among the most difficult of foods to digest. These certainly do not belong in the diet of infants and young children when the ability to digest starch is so low.

Give no sugar, salt or soda with anything. The practice of neutralizing the acid of lemons, by adding soda to the lemon juice, is both useless and injurious.

It is necessary to observe the same rules for combining foods, when feeding these to the child as when feeding them to the adult.

Do not feed the child cooked fruit.

Do not feed acid fruits and starchy foods or sweet foods together.

Do not feed sweet fruits and acid (sour) fruits together.

Do not feed sugar or starch with protein foods.

Do not feed sweet foods with stareh foods.

Feed but one protein at a time.

Feed no protein food with milk.

Feed plenty of green vegetables with both starches and proteins.

Do not feed butter, oil or other fat with protein foods.

Do not feed between meals.

Give the child 3 meals a day, including his three nursings which are simply supplemented with these foods.

If you desire to bring up your child without the need of a doctor, with perfect digestion, freedom from disease, good teeth, a splendid body and alert mind, follow the advice given herein and keep away from sugars, refined starches and all processed foods. If you are fond of adding to the incomes of physicians and also seeing your children suffer and die, follow the "good old fashioned way" that it is the vogue all around you.

Morse-Wyman-Hill say children "must be made to eat what is given them, ### whether they like it or not, because it is most important for older children and adults to eat a general diet. ### A baby should be made to eat its foods as they are given to it, even if its nose has to be held in order to make it swallow."

This is criminal advice and if followed, is a sure way of creating in the child an antipathy towards its food or some food and a spirit of antagonism. The spirit of children is not so easly broken and subdued as these authors assert. They resist coercion long after an adult has submitted himself to the yoke and become a slave.