health, diet, nutrition, food supply, home management, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The ability of your family to be happy and successful depends largely upon the personal efficiency and cooperation of each member. Authorities place attitude and ideals as first requisites to efficiency, and health as a close second. Someone defined health as "that condition of the body that makes possible the highest enjoyment of life, and the greatest constructive work." Another adds that "positive health makes one welcome the new day and the new task with assurance." Health is possible for you but you cannot attain it 'by mere wishing. It is built up through knowledge and persistent following of a way of living which makes it possible and conserves it. If you want to be healthy and live long: avoid accidents; eat the right kind and quantity of foods; avoid overweight in early and middle life; and keep living quarters clean, well-lighted and ventilated. In addition, breathe correctly; spend some time out-of-doors daily; secure sufficient sleep; live moderately, avoid continuous excessive physical or nervous strain; and see your physician when symptoms of illness appear.
Covert, Mary A., "Opportunities for Better Family Living Through Conserving Your Health" (1940). SDSU Extension Circulars. 389.