Since healthy families adjust to new environments better, Garner Dodson reminds us that it is poor economy to practice poor health habits:
You can do this by studying nutrition and learning to prepare wholesome, attractive meals at a reasonable cost...I especially like to make bread of the whole-wheat flour ground in our little mill. The children, ours and neighbors, swam in when the loaves are taken from the oven and have a feast on crusty warm bread, butter and jam. Good health saves not only money, but days of time, too. A sick child requires almost constant attention, and what mother wouldn't like to be free from this use of her time!--Making The Most Of Every Move, p. 172.
I hope you're not getting sick of these quotations yet! I just love the wisdom of our mother's mothers. I hope that the author's pre-feminist viewpoint doesn't get the book tossed in the next library booksale.
(edited for clarity)