College News and Departmental Notes: Foods and Cookery
by Departmental notes - 1916
During the winter Miss Barrows made a 10,000-mile trip through the West, attending conferences and giving talks and demonstrations. Everywhere that she went, through Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Mississippi she was greeted with great cordiality. The varied programs of the conferences showed the great interest of the West in household arts and home economics, and not a few of our alumnae who are teaching all over the country came to greet Miss Barrows at different points in her exceedingly enjoyable and instructive trip. She was particularly impressed by one item of knowledge furnished by a California high school girl: “A calorie is the unit of value to raise one pound of protein to one centigrade of fuel, or one grain of heat”! Let us hope she was not taught by a Teachers College graduate.
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