time savers, food, feeding the family, health, nutrition, home economics departmetn
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Feeding the family, including the preparation of food, cleaning away and washing of dishes, consumes about 47 percent of the time spent on homemaking activities by the average South Dakota homemaker. This is nearly as much time as is spent on all other tasks and does not in7 elude time spent in planning, purchasing, butchering or other work which has been included under miscellaneous. The average working day is nine hours and twenty-seven minutes. Seven hours and twenty-five minutes are spent on homemaking activities, and one hour and forty-two minutes on outside work. The time spent on homemaking activities is distributed as follows: Three hours, forty minutes on feeding the family; one hour, forty-two minutes on care of clothing including washing, ironing, mending and sewing; one hour, thirty minutes on care of the house including cleaning, getting water and care of fires; and fifty-three minutes on miscellaneous, care of family, planning and keeping accounts.
Dolve, Mary A., "Time Savers in Feeding the Family" (1930). SDSU Extension Circulars. 293.