There has been widespread propaganda for extensive use of milk in the child's dietary. Its availability and simplicity of use, its acceptability to the child and its conceded excellence as a food have all contributed to further this propaganda. Numerous investigations with school children seem to point conclusively to the nutritional value of milk. An extensive investigation of this kind was carried out by Orr1 and by Leighton and Clark2 under the direction of the Scottish Board of Health. Since the production of milk and milk products is a national resource, it has an economic appeal.
Nutrition experts like McCollum and Simmonds,3 Sherman,4 Rose,5 and Lusk6 are ardent advocates of liberal amounts of milk in the diet, particularly in the diet of the growing child. Milk meets most of the requirements of a balanced diet, and McCollum and Simmonds3 refer to it as