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RODRIGUES, Jaime. A history of practices in nourishment among workers in São Paulo city in two moments of the 20th century. Varia hist. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.46, pp. 527-546. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752011000200007.
Based on studies about food issues in the Humanities, this article indicates the possibilities of the Living Standards Research as sources for a social history of nourishment between workers living in Sao Paulo during the first half of the 20th century. I present the methods of application, the intentions of this research and the profile of families analyzed. After, I analyze the products and quantities consumed by families in different times, trying to understand the impact of industrialization, wage income and advertisement.
Keywords : history of nourishment; living standards research; social history.