school lunch, health, diet, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Boys and girls of fine physique are always admired. They are well, alert and eager to do their work and play. You want to be like them. Eating the right kind of food every day will do more than anything else to help attain that desire. You can make a start by studying these foods at school at lunch time. Not all boys and girls make a fine appearance. Reports from 1600 homes in South Dakota indicate that 20 per cent of the boys and girls in these homes have had repair work done on their teeth, that 21 per cent have poorly developed teeth, that 43 per cent under four years have teeth that show signs of decay. Every dentist and doctor consulted at the time said that right food habits are important factors in maintaining good health and teeth. You are growing rapidly. You are very active. In order to meet the severe tax which this growth and activity make on your strength and to keep your body in health you must have nourishing food.
Wilder, Susan Z., "Your School Lunch" (1933). SDSU Extension Circulars. 334.