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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1945. Department of Home Economics


Copyright 1945, the author. Used by permission.


This investigation was undertaken to determine the habitual protein intake of fifty college girls at the University of Nebraska, who were concurrently serving as subjects for a study of hemoglobin regeneration following a blood donation. It was also desirable to determine whether there was any relation between hemoglobin levels and the habitual protein intakes of the subjects. Through conversations, observed dietary habits, or the selection of meals in the cafeteria, it appeared that the protein intake of University of Nebraska girls might be somewhat low.

The subjects were healthy young women, most of whom were living under conditions which permitted considerable choices of diet. Each subject kept a daily record of her food consumption for two, three or four weeks. The daily protein intake of each subject was calculated from these food records.

Advisor: Rebekah M. Gibbons