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There was considerable emphasis on food throughout the wartime period. The first priority was an adequate supply for the military. Research carried out by the National Research Council led to better nutrition for the troops. New information about the value of various vitamins and minerals led to education among the general public. Citizens were encouraged to plant their own gardens for optimum nutrition as well as to free up the produce from agricultural industries for shipment overseas.

Food was an essential commodity and the government brought in controls to ensure there was enough for everyone. Nationwide rationing was introduced. Householders were gradually indoctrinated into the necessity to plan meals and baked goods around the shortages.

These four subject areas pertaining to food are presented in separate sections: Nutrition, Victory Gardens, Rationing, and Food Preparation.