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tion and in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture has put
out in simple and complete form, information for following a "saving schedule in nearly everything we eat and yet keeping well andener getic on a properly balanced diet. It has issued a war cook book pamphlets on war economy and food, and a number of valuable bulletins and leaflets covering in a prepartion and serving of the various substitutes for wheat and meat with special reference to maintaining the health of growing children and the working vigor of adults, including also timely lessonr, in the use of scraps and left overs. The administration has told the country things of incalculable worth in its eating and drinking, things as good for peace as for war. You will find in its publications the requisite instruction as to the kind and preparation of substitutes and their nutrient strength with the value and best food combinations of many kinds of grains and vegetables. Some of our Indian schools are reproducing this information in their publications, and more of them should do so. I am informed that each state college has an official designated to give war food instruction and suggest that you avail yourselves of this assistance wherever practicable. I feel that the Indian Service should get into closer accord with this great movement authorized by law and strongly sanctioned by the President. "With this circular will go to you samples of infor mation for public guidance and you are urged to cooperate with your State Food Administrator and secure such supplies and instruc tions as will bring effective results within your jurisdiction. The Administrator's suggestions should be followed in all school kitchens and dining rooms and at the mess tables of all employees so far as local conditions and the maintenance of health will permit. The Food Administration is giving strict attention to health needs in its dietary regime, as a study of its prescribed menus with their nutritive properties will show. It is also furnishing lessons in war time food problems suitable for high school which should be of sup plemental value to our vocational work in home economics. Some of our schools are now doing excellent work closely in line with the Administration's orders. Even in such little things as scrap saving from the tables, organized competitive work is eliminating waste and 7.