Evaluation of the Boarding School Diets of Indian Children of the Dakotas and Observations on the Growth and Development of Adolescent Indian Girls
Department of Food and Nutrition
This study, which deals with the nutrient intake of Indian boarding school children, was carried out in conjunction with a larger study in which South Dakota State University cooperated with the National Institutes of Health and the Indian Health Division of the United States Public Health Service. Objectives of the study as a whole were: (a) observe effect of a supplement of di-calcium phosphate on prevention of dental caries; (b) obtain information on nutritive value of boarding school diets; (c) obtain height and weight data for consecutive periods that might be used for developing standards for Indian children of the Dakotas; and (d) attempt to relate rate of growth and dental and periodontal findings to nutrient intake. This report as it concerns the total group of children deals only with dietary aspects of the study. But, because of a special interest of one of the investigators (M.T.B.), in the adolescent Indian girl, there is induced in addition to dietary data some information on the physical and physiological development of 12-to-14 year-old girls. Later reports, to appear elsewhere, will present observations on heights and weights and dental findings for all children studied.
Native American children nutrition, indian boarding school diets, Dakota Indian children growth and development
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Schuck, C.; Wenberg, B. G.; and Boedeker, M. T., "Evaluation of the Boarding School Diets of Indian Children of the Dakotas and Observations on the Growth and Development of Adolescent Indian Girls" (1964). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 514.