This week I'm going to concentrate on healthy eating in wartime. With the onset of rationing British eating habits improved. Rationing meant everyone was getting their fair share, rich and poor alike. As intake of unhealthy food like white bread and sugar were cut or greatly reduced by rations people were generally more healthy throughout the war years.
The Ministry of Food released information on how to eat a well rounded nutritionally balanced diet in many different mediums. People were encouraged to grow their own vegetables and fruit. Which not only guaranteed them a diet rich in fruit and vegetables but also meant they got exercise while maintaining their victory gardens.
The Ministry came up with two characters 'Potato Pete' and 'Doctor Carrot' that encouraged people to grow and eat more vegetables.