NDSU Extension: Dietary Guidlines in 1940s vs. Today

Although much has changed in the nutrition world since WWII, North Dakota State University Extension Service has detailed techniques from the 1940s that we can still apply to today’s world. Some of these include conserving food, growing our own produce, and ensuring we eat a diverse variety of food groups.

NDSU Extension also compares and contrasts the food groups of the 1940s with the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. One notable difference between the two is that butter was considered a food group in the the 1940s “Basic 7 Food Groups”.

Included in the article is a 1943 wartime recipe for Queen of Rice Pudding, which serves as a great wintertime comfort food.

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