National Geographic : 1945 Jun
BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS What's wrong with America's health? Doctors, editors, congressmen and many a thoughtful citizen are deeply concerned by the same stark fact: 40% of America's young men are unfit for military service.* This doesn't make us a nation of weaklings. Ask our enemies! And it's no reflection on the men themselves. Most of them are serv ing in other ways. But it does show America's health is far below what it should be. Three chief remedies have been suggested preventive medicine, physical training, and diet. The last is often overlooked. But it has been officially estimated that about 1/3 of all Selective Service rejections are caused directly or indirectly by nutritional deficiencies-lack of food or improper food. That's one big reason for the government's food education program. It's one reason why schools and factories regularly serve milk to their students and workers. For milk is na ture's most nearly perfect food. Surgeon General Parran recommends "a pint a day for adults, a quart for children." At National Dairy, we are doing our best to protect and improve the quality of milk and its many products-while our laboratories develop milk in other new forms that will benefit everybody. Dedicated to the wider use and better under standing of dairy products as human food . . . as a base for the development of new products and materials . . as a source of health and enduring progress on the farms and in the towns and cities of America. NATIONAL DAIRY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES * Report of Senate Subcommittee on Wartime Health and Education, January 2, 1945.