TITLE

Nutrition for National Defense

AUTHOR(S)
Parran, Thomas
PUB. DATE
June 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;6/9/41, Vol. 104 Issue 23, p786
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the National Nutrition Conference for Defense, held May 26 to 28, 1941, in Washington. Report that the 900 leaders, called together by Paul V. McNutt, Federal Coordinator of Health and Welfare, and the Federal Nutrition Advisory Committee, had come to map out a campaign of action on this major sector of all-out national defense; Information on the issues presented at the general sessions of the conference; View that the composite picture presented at these meetings left no question that the U.S. has the makings of maximum nutrition for all-more capacity to all; Statement of Claude R. Wickard, Secretary of Agriculture; Report that in spite of all this country has to its credit, this and other evidence weighs down the debit side of the nutrition ledger; Testimony of the government officials that third or more of the nation which remains ill fed because of lack of money and knowledge; Report that the special sessions of the conference set to answer questions in terms of research and education, public health and medicine, processing, distribution and community planning, economic and social policy; Information on steps taken in giving effect to the present knowledge of nutrition; Recommendations of M.L. Wilson, chairman of the Nutrition Advisory Committee.
ACCESSION #
14707445

 

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