Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Having enough money to "eat as you please" is no assurance of an adequate diet. Dollars spent for food without a consideration of food and health needs of the family are dollars spent without "sense." The purpose here is not to propose spending less money for food but to discover how to get more value for the money spent.
Amidon, Ruth, "Food Dollars and Sense" (1961). SDSU Extension Circulars. 614.