Household management by Florence NesbittHousehold management by Florence Nesbitt

Household management

byFlorence Nesbitt

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DIETARY STANDARDS npURNING from the homes with small inA comes and from the daily tasks of visitors in such homes, what data, now at our command, are applicable to these tasks? Scientists working on food problems are continually adding facts to our working knowledge on the subject of the nourishment of the human body. It thus becomes increasingly possible each year to formulate standards by which to measure food needs under given conditions. The standards of today are much fuller and in some respects they are different from those of ten years ago. Ten years more will doubtless bring knowledge which will further extend and modify them. Meanwhile what we already know is of enormous help in regulating the daily supply of food in such a way as best to meet the requirements of the body. Food needs follow laws of cause and effect-- not all well understood, it is true, but none the less inexorable. Nutrition could be an exact science if we knew all of the elements involved. It is not through a dispensation of Providence that one is too thin or too fat or otherwise out of condition from under- or over-nourishment. And most such states can be corrected if one acts upon available dietary knowledge. The body requires food material for: (1) Growth and repair (2) Energy (3) Regulation of physical processes (1) GROWTH AND REPAIR The baby makes his appearance in the world weighing perhaps seven pounds. If he grows to be a man of average size, he will weigh 154 pounds. Food must provide material for the change of the tiny muscles into large, strong ones, for the growth and hardening of bones, and for every change of tissue required. There is no other source of supply. So long as nature keeps the matter entirely in her own hands it is well done. Mother's milk, when the ...
Title:Household managementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217932924

ISBN - 13:9780217932929