Date of Award

January 1940

Degree Type



Previous studies on diest have shown that the general well-being of a people is to some extent dependent upon the adequacy of their diet, and that there can be no real peace among a people when there is no peace below their diaphragms. With this realization in mind and stimulated by the contacts made with clients on general relief, the writer was inspired to make this study. It is hoped that the data, as analyzed and presented, will prove sufficient to make this study have the following values: first, as suitable material for social work agencies and social workers to use when helping families plan their food expenditures; second, as evidence of the extent to which a community need is being met by a public agency; and third, to the public in that they will be brought face-to-face with conditions as they actually exist within their environs.