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I wanted to ask you about nutrition. Does some of this problem
originate from nutritional deficiencies?
We think so. We can't prove it. We now have a large nutrition
component here, and we're working with East Harlem Nutrition
Center, and we're sending specialists, they're sending specialists
here for classes, directly with the children and also with the parents,
and they go into the homes with the parents.
Incidentally, it was our parent council, the one up here, two
years ago sponsored a nutrition fair, and that was marvelous, because
they had peoplecoming from all over, General Foods and the magazines,
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, the dairy products, with nutritional
material, educational stuff and exhibits, and it was really marvelous
But we have a heavy emphasis on nutrition now, and I believe
it's going to be even heavier, because it is true that the parents in
general do not know how to feed their families. They really don't.
And it's not just a matter of educating them to the proper foods, but
it's a matter of educating them to the preparation of them, how to
fix them, how to serve them, and when to serve them.
Do you know if any pediatrician has ever found any evidence of
severe protein deficiency, kwashiokor?
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