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Women, War, and Food: Conservation

Root vegetables in wartime meals.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, [1943]
MU Libraries Federal Government Documents Collection
A 1.59:39

Food conservation during WWI was voluntary and citizens were encouraged to abstain or reduce consumption from certain foods to save enough to be sent to the Allies and American soldiers abroad. Several campaigns were implemented such as Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays to encourage food conservation. Other programs that were successful in both WWI and WWII were canning initiatives and Victory Gardens.

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