Nutritional Therapy Department

One to Two Years of Age
By Florence W. Sperry, B.S., M.S.
Isn’t it surprising how rapidly our child can grow? Before we know it he will be ready to go to school and then, unlike good parents, we will leave him there, hoping that after getting such a good start at home, we and the teacher can carry on from there.
Our child this month has reached the ripe age of from one to two years. In these months he normally cuts the rest of his deciduous teeth: getting his 4 first molars in the 12-14th month, his 4 cuspids in the 16-20th, and his 4 second molars in the 20-25th month.
Just from the progress his teeth are making we can see that his diet must be different, gradually increasing and varying the amounts and kinds of food. He must learn to use his teeth and to eat and like a variety of foods.
The foods he may now have are as follows:
1. Dairy Products –Milk, Cream, Butter, Cottage Cheese.
2. Eggs –Yolk only from 12-15 months –then gradually introduce the whole egg –soft boil –coddle –or poach.
3. Cereals –All cooked cereals –strain the coarse cereals until 18th month. Serve with cream or milk. Toast, Zwieback, or graham crackers until 18th month. Stale bread may be used after 18th month.
4. Meats –Broiled scraped beef or ground chicken (small amount) until 18th month –then –Ground round steak, Lamb chop, Calves liver, Crisp bacon, Sweetbreads, Fish (halibut, pike, whitefish, haddock), cut all meats fine –Bake or broil meats –No fried except bacon.
5. Cream Soups or clear broths.
6. Vegetables –Strained until 18th month. Spinach, Carrots, String beans, Peas, Asparagus, Swiss chard, Squash, Cauliflower, Celery, Tomatoes, Beets. After 18 months –mash or chop vegetables. After 18 months some pediatricians recommend using some raw foods as: lettuce, tomato, apple, and pear.
7. Fruits –Stewed Apple sauce, Prunes, Apricots, Pears, Peaches, Baked apples, Ripe Banana, Orange juice, Tomato juice.
8. Desserts –Baked custard, Tapioca cream, cornstarch puddings, Rice pudding, Junket, Jello, Plain bread puddings. After 18th month –add Sponge cake, Sugar cookies.
AVOID
Fried foods (except crisp bacon), Tea and Coffee, Sweet foods (except a little jelly), Highly spiced foods, Real hot or cold foods.
SUGGESTED MENU -12-18 months.
7 or 8 A. M. –Breakfast-
Strained fruit or ripe banana, Cereal with cream, Egg or crisp bacon, Buttered toast, 8 oz. Milk.
12:00 Noon –Dinner-
Broiled scraped beef or finely chopped chicken, Baked potato or Rice with butter, 1-2 Strained vegetables, Cooked fruit or simple dessert, 4-8 oz. Milk.
3:30 P. M. –
Orange or tomato juice, 4 oz., Toast, Zwieback, or graham crackers with butter.
5 or 6 P. M –Supper-
Cottage cheese or egg (if not given at breakfast), Cereal, macaroni, rice or vegetable soup, Strained vegetable, Buttered Toast, Cooked fruit, 8 oz. Milk.
SUGGESTED MENU – 18-24 months.
7 or 8 A. M. –Breakfast-
Fruit, Cereal with cream, Crisp bacon or egg, Buttered Toast –little jelly, 8 oz. Milk.
12:00 Noon –Dinner-
Meat (cut fine), Potato (baked or mashed), Vegetables (cut fine), Cooked fruit –sugar cookies, Stale bread and butter, 8 oz. Milk.
3:30 P. M. –
Orange or tomato juice, Toast or stale bread and butter.
5 or 6 P. M –Supper-
Cottage cheese, egg, or fish, 1-2 Vegetables (cut fine or mashed), Toast or stale bread and butter, Simple dessert, 8 oz. Milk.
As to the amounts of food to serve, for a child always serve small portions and if all is eaten, and child is still hungry, serve a second portion.
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The Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting
The 1939 edition of the Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society will be held on February 13-16, incl., and at the Stevens Hotel, according to an announcement recently issued by the officers of the Society. The meeting will once again return to its four day length after an experiment with a five-day session last year.
In 1938 the Midwinter Meeting achieved new records in attendance with over ten thousand visitors being registered during the five days. Greatly enlarge commercial and scientific exhibits were also feature that will be continued for the 1939 meeting.
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Dental Abscess
The typical dental abscess first forms between the root of the tooth and the socket. As the pus increases, it burrows through the bone, stripping the periosteum and forming a subperiosteal abscess. From there it may break through and escape in to the soft tissues, infiltrating the surrounding areas involving the lymphatic glands. These glands first form a hard indurated mass below the jaw, later they may suppurate. Pus from a dental abscess may also work its way to the surface along the side of the tooth and the gum. Or it may create a sinus discharging into the mouth. When the abscess escapes into the soft tissues it may discharge extra orally. If an abscess is permitted to run its course without surgical interference, the probably results will be as follows: Spontaneous rupture of the abscess extra-orally may result in a suppurating sinus. The tissues about the sinus become necrotic and slough. An ugly scar with a dimple-like indentation is the result. –The Dental Record.