The purpose of this volume is to provide pupils in the grades with an elementary survey of the field of nutrition and with special suggestions on training in wholesome attitudes on foods and food habits. There is, of course, far more to health than merely nutrition, but present-day methods have concentrated on nutrition in health teaching in the public schools. The volume begins with a simple statement concerning energy and its development. It covers all the current knowledge concerning water, air, minerals, the vitamins and then the specific food substances. It discusses the place of alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea and condiments in the ordinary diet, much of the material being brought out by the conversational method. Most of the points of view are distinctly rational. The book is copiously illustrated with well selected photographs and includes also a glossary of definition and pronunciation of medical terms.