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Mary Swartz Rose (October 31, 1874 – February 1, 1941) was an influential American laboratory scientist and educator in the fields of nutrition and dietetics. A prominent American nutritionist during the first half of the 20th century at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City, Rose authored several influential textbooks, the Laboratory Handbook for Dietetics, first published in 1912, and three editions of The Foundations of Nutrition, as well as books for the general public, such as Feeding the Family in 1916. Rose co-founded the American Institute of Nutrition and served as its fifth president in 1937-1938. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 68 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470056488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470056483
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,863,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Pam - mom-ish since 2000 TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 24, 2011
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"The world needs milk today as badly as wheat. All that we can
possibly spare is needed in Europe for starving little ones. In
any shortage slogan must be "children first." (loc 80-83)

"Everyday Foods in War Time" is an interesting little tract written for World War I moms.

I found it particularly interesting not only because it tells us about what the then-current thinking was on scientific nutrition and 'vitamines', but also because of what it shows us about home life at that time: what the average family was likely to have for their meals.

The author is, for example, a huge fan of milk, which she advises everyone partake in. Milk being the 'perfect food'. But in lieu of milk being needed by the starving babies of Europe, she suggests vegetables and grains, even bananas.

Those of us who enjoy looking into the past will enjoy this book. There is a great deal of information of all sorts, as well as terms that are spelled differently, and which have different meanings. [The author uses "Spring Fever" for example to mean a sort of illness, and not as we currently do, to imply that someone feels the urge to kick up their heels.]

Excellent edition. I saw no formatting problems.

Pam T~
mom/blogger
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Deb on February 2, 2011
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The author gives advice on how to feed your family well while dealing with rationing and war-time shortages. I am not a nutritionist so I don't know how well her advice holds up to scientific scrutiny but I will say she offers good advice on grains and reducing our dependence upon wheat as well as other advice on milk, meats, etc.
I enjoyed it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bay Bridge Sue on July 7, 2012
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Another great insight into the WW1 food mentality and how to stretch foods to keep the boys over there fed while keeping energy and stamina up here. While some scientific nutritionists may scoff at this book, it was written to keep people alive and active and working during a time of shortages... and remember, it's recipies like these that people lived on. So before somoene says "Oh, that would never work"... it DID work.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 31, 2012
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I purchased this book as a homeschool mom looking for a resource for a history lesson. My 9 year old daughter is an aspiring chef that just loves all things cooking. This was a real eye opener to her in the sense that she learned just how tough times were in that era. She also learned a great deal about how resourceful people had to be during that time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Budd on June 6, 2013
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It is an old book. I bought it because with all the storms and power-outages that seem to be happening, it may be necessary to know how to better handle food in shortage situations. It focuses on substituting due to the shortages of war-time, but still has good principals.

I remember my mother saying they had baked goods because my grandfather bought sugar on the black market during the war. This brings that time to life a bit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Mallory on August 3, 2013
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Lots of good tips in this book. I downloaded it looking for survival recipes and found a lot I could use in this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 15, 2013
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I find that this book is relevant today. I recommend it to those people who want to make good and affordable choices for their family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Todd on September 7, 2013
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Very interesting. But I believe it was only a small percent of well to do women that had that kind of knowledge about food. Most families from my Grandmas memories were just trying to have enough food to go around.
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