Protein Requirements of the Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Population


Protein Requirements of the Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Population, Wilma Wetterstrom, 1986, School of American Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arroyo Hondo Archeological Series, Appendix B, Volume 6

         The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 1973 recommendations for protein requirements are shown in a table in Appendix B of Volume 6. They provide a useful model for understanding the protein needs of the Arroyo Hondo population. Though they are based on several sources, most of the figures come from nitrogen-balanced studies – a technique for determining the amount of nitrogen, and hence protein, needed to maintain growth in children and to prevent loss of tissue protein in adults.