Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

What To Eat. An Aid To Good Health


The front cover begins at the top with the title "What to Eat." It then continues with a drawn color illustration in a circular shape. The drawing is a filled food basket containing meats and vegetables hanging above it. Below the illustration, the phrase "An aid to good health" is written in a pink text. The back cover has a plain white background containing the publisher "The Prudential Insurance Company of America" and the printer "Prudential Press." There is a little square located in the center of the page with the Prudential rock and phrase written on it. There is a stamp from an agent in Washington. The inside pages begin by explaining "What to eat." The five various food substances that are discussed include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, ash-mineral salts and vitamins. The following pages entail different daily menus that combine foods and limit calories. The very last two pages are charts for the standard weight of men and women. The charts go by height and age starting at age fifteen.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Brown, Chester T., MD

Printer: Prudential Press

Brand Name: Prudential Insurance Company

Publisher: Prudential Insurance Co. (Newark, N.J.)


15 p.

16.5 x 12.1 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Brown, Chester T., MD. What To Eat. An Aid To Good Health. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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