Monthly Archives: August 2007

More Nutrition Facts, circa 1929

‘Food Materials’ can be classified into the following categories: 1. Fuel Foods- [basically fats and starches]2. Foods for growth and Repair [meats, eggs, cheese and grains]3. Mineral Salts: Salts of iron, or lime, of sodium, and many others. They are found pretty well distributed thru all of our food, some foods being rich in one […]

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1929 Summer Lunch for the School Child

Yesterday we looked at the recommended summer breakfast for a school child 7 to 12 years old. Today we’ll do lunch.=) Only in the table they call this dinner, and the evening meal is supper, which is still the way it is around my county. You can call the mid-day meal lunch, but calling the […]

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On a positive note –

– that Laurel Thatcher Ulrich article was very interesting and actually contained more history than the two other essays we read for class today. She documented the household items of three colonial women and used this information to discuss how their daily and seasonal housekeeping routines would have been structured. Good stuff. It just didn’t […]

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What ‘s In My hand Fridge

A few days ago the HG made some dough for something like pirogies. The filling was delicious mixture of ricotta cheese and herbs. The wrapping, which had to be boiled, was tedious to work with for a family of nine, and not as tender as one might like. She got frustrated with the process, made […]

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1929, Sample Summer Breakfasts for Children 7-12

From _The Volume Library_ by Abram Royer Brubacher (1929) (a concise, graded repository of practical and cultural knowledge designed for both instruction and reference)-These are sample breakfasts for a school aged child, as ‘recommended by Federal Health Education’: Oatmeal, 1/2 to 3/4 cup, with milkStewed fruit, 2-3 tablespoonsBread and butter, 2- 3 slicesMilk to drink, […]

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