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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 9. June 7, 1939

The Quality of Food

The Quality of Food.

If we want further evidence that New Zealanders are not "nutrition minded." we have only to pay 1/6-at any restaurant in New Zealand for a meal to realise just how badly planned and cooked is the average New Zealand meal. Soup thickened with white flour, soggy potato, watery soda-cooked cabbage, a minute portion of red meat and badly-cooked apple with margarine pastry constitutes the average menu. How much of the original vitamin is left in these foods after they are cooked? It is the same with boarding house or restaurant roods. Universally, the vegetables are ruined, the fish (if any is smothered in a white flour batter, the bread is white there are too few (if any) salads, and the amount of milk supplied is always less than a pint per person daily.