Post 2: More shots of the 1940’s health book I found in the library’s free bin. Not sure if I should laugh or cry… (Here’s my first post about this book)
“It is what we eat that makes the difference.”
The book reads like propaganda, but there’s something about it that sounds almost naive. It was a different time.
“Only Wholesome Foods Are Good”
From the book, “It is not correct to call what you eat ‘food‘ unless it is wholesome. Anything else that you eat can, at best, waste body energy. It cannot do you much good. In fact, it can even be harmful.
“The Farmer Tills the Soil. Mother Builds a Son.”
That just sounds awkward.
“The right kinds of foods made the difference”
The picture shows two boys. The boy on the left has been eating tons of sugar and is gaunt and malnourished while the boy on the right is, I’m guessing, the idealized kid eating a well-rounded meal and staying trim. Did people in the 1940’s think that eating too many sweets and too much sugar would make you skinny and gaunt? What do you think happens to your body if you eat too much sugary foods? I think of that belly roll.
Some Important Fuel Foods
From the book, “Fats and oils make twice as much heat and enerby as starches and sugars. This is a good thing to remember when extra heat andenergy ar needed.”
I’m not sure if you can see the list clearly in the photo, but I really like the message that fats are good. I’m not sure I agree with offering kids lard, but I do believe that kids today aren’t getting enough good fats.
This book is trip! What do you think?