The National Education Association, at its annual meeting,
July, 1918, adopted a resolution calling upon the United States Food
Administration to "prepare in a form suitable for use in public schools, and
particularly in the upper grades, lessons and material supplementary to
existing courses, which will promote the program of food conservation."
In response to this request this little book has been prepared. It
was written by Eva March Tappan, assisted by Alice Peloubet Norton, editor
of the Jouranl of Home Economics; Henrietta W. Calvin, specialist in Home
Economics, Bureau of Education; C.F. Langworthy, Chief of the Office of Home
Economics, Department of Agrculture; and Sarah Louise Arnold, Dean of
Simmons College. It has been read and approved by H.C. Sherman, Professor of
Food chemistry, Columbia University.
The manner in which the book can be used most advantageously will
be determined by the teacher and by local conditions. It is believed that
the information contained in it may properly be included in the instruction
of American children at the present time. This information will enable the
children to contribute intelligently to the success of the government food
campaign, and thus aid greatly in the relief of the millions now dependent
for their food upon the good will of the people of America.
The United States Food Administration is grateful to the teachers
for their loyal coöperation.
Director of School and College Activities
November 1, 1918