food, health, milk, diet, nutrition, growth, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Milk is the only product provided by nature to serve solely as food. It adequately serves as a foundation for an efficient diet, when used regularly and liberally, both for children and adults. In Extension Circular 275, "Food Needs for Health," it was brought out that an adequate diet supplied the materials required to take care of the three food needs by providing materials for growth and repair (proteins, calcium, phosphorous, iron, other minerals, water and vitamins), materials for heat and energy (fat, starches, sugar), and materials for regulating body processes (vitamins, alkaline salts, laxative materials including roughage, and water). Milk contains a greater assortment of nutrients and in better proportion for body needs than any other food. For this reason no other food reinforces the diet at so many points and can serve as well for the foundation of an adequate diet.
Dolve, Mary A., "Milk, The Growth Food For Health" (1928). SDSU Extension Circulars. 276.