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When butter was its own food group: The 1943 food wheel


Ever wonder why in the world your older relatives ate a diet consisting of meat, potatoes and butter (and, perhaps, were more than a bit jealous)? This poster from WWII should shed some light on that question, and was put out to help people deal with food shortages during the war. It’s definitely easier to get away with recommending the country “eat any other foods you want” when one has to use ration cards to get anything good and the two-car family was a phenomenon reserved for the wealthy.

Full story at Good.is.

A different era of nutrition.

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