Girl Learns How to Choose Nutritious Food Ca. 1960s

Girl Learns How to Choose Nutritious Food Ca. 1960s

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In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its first food guide, with the aim of preventing nutritional deficiencies in children. As the 20th century progressed, advances in agriculture meant that farmers were able to produce more food, and on the whole, Americans were better-nourished than they had ever been. By the 1960s and 1970s, however, the rise in heart disease made it clear that Americans might be eating too much, and the USDA added a fifth group to the "Basic Four" fats, which were to be eaten sparingly. In the 1980s, the food guide was reformulated into the Food Guide Pyramid, designed to give people a visual impression of how much of each group they should eat daily, with breads and grains at the bottom of the pyramid, making up the majority of one's diet.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1960]
Copyright Date: ©1960
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 10 sec.)) : sound
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Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
WPA Film Library


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