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1 A. Z. E. C. A. Z. E. C.

2 What Food Was Eaten During WWII?

3 Rationing Became a routine of daily life Housewives stood in long lines for food at their shops Britain introduced rationing when Germany attacked its merchant ships A strategy was used by food inspectors to employ people to encourage breaking the law at shops Became a routine of daily life Housewives stood in long lines for food at their shops Britain introduced rationing when Germany attacked its merchant ships A strategy was used by food inspectors to employ people to encourage breaking the law at shops

4 Rationing (cont.) Buying food without coupons was illegal Shop at Romford was known for selling black-market goods Romford had a system of men to signal police or inspectors Buying food without coupons was illegal Shop at Romford was known for selling black-market goods Romford had a system of men to signal police or inspectors

5 Cheerios Cheerioats old Cheerios name since 1945 Cheerioats were first ready-to-eat cereal. Cherri O'Leary was first mascot Cheerioats old Cheerios name since 1945 Cheerioats were first ready-to-eat cereal. Cherri O'Leary was first mascot

6 Coca-Cola President Woodruff ordered that men received Coca-cola for five cents Went with soldiers and Europeans had their first taste Production was limited due to rationing “Coke” nickname developed in 1945 President Woodruff ordered that men received Coca-cola for five cents Went with soldiers and Europeans had their first taste Production was limited due to rationing “Coke” nickname developed in 1945

7 SPAM Sent to Britain and Russia for quota 15 million cans a week Saved troops from starvation Introduced to Hawaii during Pacific battles Is still eaten today at Hawaii Sent to Britain and Russia for quota 15 million cans a week Saved troops from starvation Introduced to Hawaii during Pacific battles Is still eaten today at Hawaii

8 Victory Gardens Every man and woman in Britain kept an allotment Lawns / gardens were changed to vegetable gardens People were encouraged to keep chickens, goats, and pigs Over 1.4 million people kept allotments Every man and woman in Britain kept an allotment Lawns / gardens were changed to vegetable gardens People were encouraged to keep chickens, goats, and pigs Over 1.4 million people kept allotments

9 What Soldiers Ate They ate MRE’s (meals ready to eat) If there were no MRE’s they ate bread and water Soldiers ate K-rations which tasted worse They ate MRE’s (meals ready to eat) If there were no MRE’s they ate bread and water Soldiers ate K-rations which tasted worse

10 Other Food Introduced Corn Dogs, 1943 (Fletcher brothers most common creators) Nachos, 1943 (means “flat-nosed” in Spanish) Chicago-style pizza, 1943 (truly invented by Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo) Corn Dogs, 1943 (Fletcher brothers most common creators) Nachos, 1943 (means “flat-nosed” in Spanish) Chicago-style pizza, 1943 (truly invented by Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo)

11 Other Food Introduced (cont.) Rice Krispies treats, 1941 (made before Rice Krispies cereal) Spice cake, 1942 (sugar rationed, so Karo syrup, honey, and molasses replaced it) Lord Woolton pie, 1941 (pie made out of vegetables; no meat) Rice Krispies treats, 1941 (made before Rice Krispies cereal) Spice cake, 1942 (sugar rationed, so Karo syrup, honey, and molasses replaced it) Lord Woolton pie, 1941 (pie made out of vegetables; no meat)

12 Interesting Facts Fat used in making nitroglycerin, chemical compound in dynamite School meals began in the war Pigs kept for food were popular since they could be fed off kitchen waste Fat used in making nitroglycerin, chemical compound in dynamite School meals began in the war Pigs kept for food were popular since they could be fed off kitchen waste

13 Bibliography Floyd, Matt, et al. "Food of the Homefront." Food During WWII. 29 Nov Olver, Lynne. The food timeline. 28 Nov Nov Simkin, J. "Digging For Victory." Spartacus Educational. 29 Nov Simkin, J. "Rationing." Spartacus Educational. 29 Nov Wikipedia. "Homefront During World War II." Wikipedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 29 Nov Floyd, Matt, et al. "Food of the Homefront." Food During WWII. 29 Nov Olver, Lynne. The food timeline. 28 Nov Nov Simkin, J. "Digging For Victory." Spartacus Educational. 29 Nov Simkin, J. "Rationing." Spartacus Educational. 29 Nov Wikipedia. "Homefront During World War II." Wikipedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 29 Nov

14 Reflection We learned that many common and popular foods that we eat today were created or eaten during World War II, like Cheerios and Coke. A lot of our favorite foods today were introduced back then. People during WWII were very resourceful and made delicious food with little and restricted ingredients.

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