Meeting I

(Study pages I - 29) The Food Problem.

Food materials' and their Adulteration, by Ellen H. Richards.

Chapter I. ($1.00, postage 10c.) Cost of Food, by Ellen H. Richards. Pages 1-7. ($1.00, postage 1 2C.) Sanitary and Economic Cooking, by Mary Hinman Abel.

Pages 1 - 5. (40c, postage 10c.) Cost of Food.

Cost of Food, by Ellen H. Richards.

Chapters XI-XIV. Bulletin No. 129 (Office of the Experiment Stations), Dietary Studies in Boston, Springfield, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Price 10c. (coin), of the. Supt. of Documents, Washington, D. C. Sanitary and Economic Cooking - Some Cheap Dishes.

Pages 25-33. Ru,mford Kitchen Leaflets - Good food for little Money, by Ellen H. Richards. (S1. 00, postage 10c.) Principles of Nutrition and the Nutritive Value of Food.

Farmers' Bulletin No. 142.

(Free of Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.) Topic: Food in Relation to National Character.

Meeting II

(Study pages 30-49.) Food and the Body.

Principles Of Nutrition And Nutritive Value Of Food

Farmers' Bulletin No. 142. Food and Dietetics, by Hutchison. Chapter I. ($3.00, postage 30c).

Food Principles

Make experiments on proteids described on pages 41 and 42.

Clean and grate a small potato under slowly running water, pour through muslin to collect fibers, let starch settle.

Exhibit: Make up an exhibit showing quantities of food having the same fuel and energy value - say 800 calories, which is a little over one-third the daily requirement for a woman at moderate work according to dietary standards. Show bread, meat, butter, milk, eggs, sugar, potatoes, apples, etc., and label each food with the weight in ounces and cost.


Bread furnishes about 1650 calories per pound; to furnish 800 calories would require 800 divided by 1650; which multiplied by 16, equals 7.75 oz. - about half a loaf. Milk furnishes 325 calories per pound. 800 divided by 325 and multiplied by 16 equals about 40 oz., or a quart and half a pint, and so on.

Exhibit: Make an exhibit of foods containing 1.126 oz., of proteid, - one-third the daily ration for a woman - labeling each with the weight and cost.

Meeting III

(Study pages 50-61)

Dietary Standards

Food and Dietetics, by Hutchison. Chapters II and III. ($3.00, postage 26c).

Dietary Computer, by Ellen H. Richards. ($1.50, postage 12c).

Bulletin No. 28, American Food Materials. Price 5 cents (coin), of the Supt. of Documents, Washington, D. C.

Physiological Economy in Nutrition, by Chittenden. Introduction, Chapters IV, V, and Conclusion. ($3.00, postage 20c).

Article in Century Magazine, February, 1905, by Chittenden.

Protein Metabolism in Relation to Dietary Standards, by Folin. See Supplement, pages 196-215. See " Notes on the Questions," pages 191-195.

Send to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich., for some of their menus giving fuel value of food served.

See articles in Good Housekeeping, - August, 1906, "Fletch-erism as Household Economy," and October, 1906, " Sense and Science in Dietetics," by Dr. Stedman.

Exhibit: Make up exhibits showing a standard day's ration for a woman with light exercise - 80 grams (about 3 oz.) of proteid - with sufficient fats and carbohydrates to bring the total fuel value up to 2300 calories. See Bulletin No. 28, American Food Materials, for composition of any foods not given in the lesson books.

(Select answers to Test Questions on Part I and send them to the School and report on exhibits and supplemental work).