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National Research Council. 1943. The Problem of Changing Food Habits: Report of the Committee on Food Habits 1941-1943. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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177 pages |  6 x 9 |  DOI:
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Front Matter 1-2
Preface 3-4
Contents 5-6
Part I--Introduction 7-8
History of the Committee on Food Habits 9-19
The Problem of Changing Food Habits 20-32
Part II--Demonstration and Research Conducted Under Committee Auspices 33-34
Forces Behind Food Habits and Methods of Change 35-65
Adjustment to Dietary Changes in Various Somatic Disorders 66-73
A Study of the Use of the Friendship Pattern in Nutrition Education 74-81
A Study of the Effect of Odd-Shifts Upon the Food Habits of War Workers 82-84
A Summary of an Exploratory Study in Federal Employee Turnover in Washington with Special Attention to Living Habits 85-85
Qualitative Attitude Analysis--A Technique for the Study of Verbal Behavior 86-94
Summary of Methods of a Field Work Class Cooperating with the Committee on Food Habits 95-96
Food Habits of Selected Subcultures in the United States 97-103
Tests of Acceptability of Emergency Rations 104-104
A Summary of a Study of Some Personality Factors in Block 105-106
Part III--Related Research 107-108
Outline of Studies on Food Habits in the Rural Southeast 109-112
Social Process and Dietary Change 113-123
Part IV--Summaries of Committee Conferences 125-126
Research in the Field of Food Habits, May 23-24, 1941 127-140
Contributions from the Field of Market Research, June 27, 1941 141-148
Contributions from the Field of Child Development, June 28, 1941 149-157
The Wartime Roles of the Nutritionist: Supplementing the Role of the Nutritionist at the Household Level, April 26, 1942 and June 16, 1942 158-158
Local Food Sufficiency, September 26, 1942 and November 21, 1942 159-159
Rationing and Morale, November 21, 1942 160-161
Feeding Liberated Countries and Nutrition Education, January 23, 1943 162-164
Problems of Food Supply, Food Habits, and Nutrition in China, February 11, 1943 165-167
Impact of the War on Local Food Habits, March 27, 1943 168-169
Special Social Surveys in Great Britain, April 15, 1943 170-172
Publications of Committee on Food Habits 173-174
Index 175-177

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