Experience Of College Girls

Table III is a record from the middle west, and is taken directly from the expense account of three college girls who were trying to keep the cost of living as low as possible. There is no pretense to an ideal diet. Probably it was low in proteid, but the girls lived and apparently thrived upon it.

Table III. Weekly Expense Account For Food For Three People

Second Week in October, 1003.

Navy Beans..............

.....25

Sardines...

.... .05

Butterine ..................

.... .20

Meal, corn.....

.20

Apples...........

.....20

Bananas..

. .10

Bread................

. .10

Flour...

. .10

Crackers ................

. .10

Potatoes...

....25

Beef............

.... 40

Salt pork...

.....07

Bread...

.....20

Butter...

.13

Butter...

.20

Prunes...

....05

Celery...

...05

Milk...

...51

$3.16

Third Week in October, l903.

Bread...

.. .05

Grapes..

.. .35

Bananas

Raisins.........

.. .10

Crackers..

. .10

Bread ......

.. .10

Cheese...

.. .20

Meat...

.. .13

Milk...

.. .51

Meat...

.. .15

Cranberries...

.. .10

Cranberries ..............

.. .10

Crackers...

.. .10

Oleo.......

.. .20

Pork...

... .05

Bread...

.. .10

Salt....

... .10

$2.59

Second Week in April, 1904.

Bread...

.. .15

Pork,fat...

.. .05

Radishes...

.. .05

Cookies...

.. .15

Grapes...............

. .20

Crackers..

......10

Bread...

.. .05

Honey...

.12

Beefstea...

.. .10

Crackers...................

......20

Bananas...

.. .08

Oranges..

.10

Lettuce...

.. .05

Beef, boil ..

. .30

Potatoes...

......40

Bread...

.. .05

Strawberries...

.. .10

Bread...

.. .05

Milk.........................

.... .51

Apple butter..

.10

$2.91

Third Week in April, 1904.

Soda crackers...................

....10

Crackers.....................

......10

Can Tomatoes.............

... .10

Ham............................

.....15

Bread ...........................

... .05

Oranges........................

.....20

Beans..........................

.....05

Crackers....................

.....10

Eggs............................

......18

Flour.........................

... .10

Bread..........................

.....05

Apple Butter................

.....10

Nuts.............................

.....03

Macaroni.....................

.....15

Sugar............................

......25

Blackberries.................

......20

Beans..........................

......05

Pork steak................

... .10

Pickles.....................

.....10

Hamburg steak.............

......15

Butter.........................

. .25

Milk.................................

......51

$3.07

Total cost for three people for twenty-eight days....................$11.83

Average cost for one person for one day..................... 0.141