This kind of estimate is a help in making menus and dietaries.
He explained that there were three recognised kinds of dietaries.
The dietaries of store pigs vary greatly, for these animals being omnivorous readily eat almost every kind of food.
Sufficient attention has not been paid to the dietaries of the more abstemious races who partake of little if any flesh food.
These dietaries have been adjusted empirically (the earlier ones at least), and are generally considered as satisfactory.
The dietaries that we have seen have their proteid ratio placed unnecessarily high.
Of the over 50 dietaries of reasonably well-to-do people thus far examined the smallest is that of a mechanic's family.
In some of the dietaries published by the Massachusetts bureau such estimates were made.
Among eight dietaries lately studied in Middletown those above named showed the largest proportion of material thrown away.
The dietaries had apparently all been sanctioned without reference to such an inquiry.