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Good food means good work, eat the basic 7 every day!
Good food means good work, eat the basic 7 every day!
Resource Typeimage
TitleGood food means good work, eat the basic 7 every day!
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 14 x 22 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationMany men enlisting for service during World War II had nutrition-related problems which kept them from serving in the military. During the war, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the "basic 7" food groups to help ensure that future soldiers were healthier. On the home front, keeping healthy and fit was important for all citizens in order to keep the war effort moving forward to victory.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Department of Agriculture. War Food Administration;
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Public health; Nutrition; World War, 1939-1945--United States;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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