National Geographic : 1933 Feb
Good Inexpensive Food VEN when money is plentiful it is not an easy job to buy food and to plan meals for all the hungry members of one's family. When it is not plentiful, the problem becomes increasingly difficult. To meet a nation-wide need, nutrition ex perts have prepared a new booklet which names the various foods that must be in cluded in daily menus in order to have properly balanced meals. It tells how to buy the most for your money-and the best for your money. Delicious, nourishing food is not neces sarily expensive. But it takes thought to plan economical meals which provide pleas ant variety from day to day. With the help of this booklet, you can plan meals which not only will maintain health and strength, but also will please the appetite. You can have the advice of food experts. They will tell you which foods are of first importance-how much &I' milk, what amounts of vegetables, fruits, bread and cereals are desirable, and what proportion of meat, eggs, fish, fats and sugars should be added to the menus. It has been demonstrated that, both in the cities and in rural districts, food for every member of the family for an entire week -twenty-one meals-can be bought at a cost of about $2.00 for each member. In the booklet "Three Meals a Day" are described appetizing and nourishing menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner for seven days at a cost of only $6.00 for three per sons. Additional menus are suggested at " slightly higher costs. The booklet includes market orders specifying the exact amounts of food to buy for these menus. METROPOLITAN LIFE FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 1 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. Dept. 233-N Please send me your free booklet,"Three Meals a Day." NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE INSURANCE COMPANY ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. © 1933 M. L.I.CO. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."