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Atwater initiative in food consumption.
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PMID:  8089758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trained as an agricultural chemist by the great German scientists of that time, Atwater applied this knowledge to understanding what people ate and the factors that effected food selection. He addressed many of the questions that are still important today. He wanted to use knowledge of food composition to help people make sound food choices within their economic constraints. In carrying out the first true dietary studies in the United States, he recognized many of the important criteria for such studies that impact on the accuracy and precision of the resulting data. Today, we still struggle with ways to improve the accuracy of food consumption studies while at the same time increasing the utility of the data for many users.
M C Nesheim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-20     Completed Date:  1994-10-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1833S-1835S     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Office of the Provost, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853-2801.
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MeSH Terms
Food Habits
Food Preferences
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
W O Atwater

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