Schooling Food

Title

Schooling Food

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/1959.1/1404103

Description

Schooling Food Collection

School programs and initiatives targeting food, health and families are not new. They have long been part of public health agendas. But how did public health authorities promote health messages and manage the population’s health? How have messages about nutrition, food and health changed over time? How have they stayed the same? These books and pamphlets tell us some of the story - it is one of change and continuity.

These texts are from the late 1800s to the 1960s, when governments intensified their efforts to manage the population’s health, prevent disease and promote health. Good health was a national project, and governments saw schools as having an important role to play.

The items in this collection have been selected by researchers from Monash University's Faculty of Education and Facutly of Arts, and feature in the exhibition Schooling Food held in the Monash University Library in 2019.
View the Schooling Food online exhibition.

Items in the Schooling Food

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Subject -- health : a handbook for health education
As a handbook for teachers to be used in Queensland state primary schools, the book provides a complex array of notes, talks, activities, quizzes, etc. Each topic is tailored to particular student groups, for example, ?origin of the Good Foods? is…

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Children's menu
Front cover shows a spaceman eating an ice cream cone. Motif possibly inspired by the Russian spacecraft, "Sputnik" which was in orbit from 4 October 1957 to 4 January 1958.

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The case of the missing health factors
For children, promoting the use of Ovaltine.

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Feeding the child - all ages
Dr Younger Ross wrote this book ‘primarily for mothers with the intent of helping them in the many difficulties which arise in feeding their children’. The book covers all stages of childhood, from five to seventeen years of age. Ross believed…

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A guide to the care of the young child : infant and pre-school ages, for students of infant welfare
A Guide provides textbook material for Infant welfare nurses, who were at the forefront of the transference of knowledge to mothers about their children. From the research of Dr Scantlebury Brown, it was first published as ‘Guide to Infant…

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Manual of health and temperance;  with appendix on infectious diseases and ambulance work by J.W. Springthorpe.
Thomas Brodribb, a former Inspector-General of Schools and Head of the Education Department of Victoria, provided the Manual of Health as an accompaniment to lessons on health and temperance prescribed by the Victorian curriculum. The book has eight…

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Happy children in your home

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The diet of Australian school children : (with, also, health and disease during school life), and technical education
In another introduction to reforming diet and health of school children, Philip Muskett pays particular attention to the importance of the Australian climate in relation to all aspects of diet and health. He notes that earlier books were overly…

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We must eat! Food values for children
Designed to be read by children as part of the Story Book series of Whitcombe and Tombs, We Must Eat! tells the story of two children, Bob and Margaret in their quest of find out what’s a diet. They are helped through their exploration by Ms…

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Health brings victory : health, milk and national fitness week. October 24th to November 1st, 1941
Produced in the first half of the 20th century for the Executive of the ‘Twenty-First Annual Sydney Health and Milk Week Campaign’. Health week was founded in 1921 by Professor Harvey Sutton and Dr J S Purdy ‘ to focus public attention for one…

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The principles of health and temperance
Esther Alice Chadwick begins her book with the Greek etymology of hygiene - hygeia. She argues that ‘by studying hygiene we learn how to prevent sickness and disease, to keep the body and mind strong and alert, and to preserve their powers as long…

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Mothercraft
Founded in 1931 by Phyllis Dorothy Cilento(1894-1987), the Mothercraft Association of Queensland aimed to educate women in all areas affecting maternal and child health. Their magazine does so with a cross section of advice regarding the importance…

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My notebook of health for grade 6 & form 1
Record of Health was designed for children to record bodily measurements, and covered topics of health such as fresh air, sunshine, food, clothing, exercise, rest, sleep. The food advice given is combined with basic anatomical functions. Unlike other…

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Domestic science handbook : for use by the pupils of Domestic Science Schools.
Designed as a comprehensive guide to domestic science suitable for older students, it includes chapters on all aspects of home management including ‘A Glimpse into the Science of Nutrition’ and ‘Hay Box Cookery’, as well as many common…

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The child's book of health in easy lessons
Preface signed: Providence, R.I., April, 1886.

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Health and hygiene [1958]
During the 1950s, radio programming was developed for for primary school children throughout Australia to learn about health. For three terms, six units of study were broadcast weekly, covering topics such as: the body, food, national health,…

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The value of the vitamin : the story of the Oslo health lunch experiment
The ‘Oslo lunch’ - feeding children a wholemeal cheese and salad sandwich accompanied by milk and fruit - was initiated in Oslo, Norway by Professor Carl Shiotz as means to improve the diet of malnourished school children.This booklet tells the…

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A project on the cocoa bean

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Health and hygiene [1961]
During the 1950s, radio programming was developed for for primary school children throughout Australia to learn about health. For three terms, six units of study were broadcast weekly, covering topics such as: the body, food, national health,…

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A project on milk chocolate

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Food for school boys and girls
Menu suggestions for breakfasts, dinners and suppers were common tools of handling nutrition issues. Prepared by the Boston Dietetic Bureau, the menus in this pamphlet are directed towards mothers. Highlighting the importance of meals in a simple,…

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Good health from balanced meals
Food consumption surveys undertaken in 1936 and 1944 by the Health Department showed that some Australians were not eating the ‘right kind of food.’ These results resulted in the production of booklets such as this one, produced by the Red Cross…

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Handbook of suggestions on health education for the consideration of teachers and others concerned in the work of public elementary schools
This book was a Manual on Health Education to be used by teachers across the hygiene syllabus. It has two main parts, ‘Subject Matter for Health Practice and Health Talks for Young Children’ and ‘Outlines of Health Lessons for Older…