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  •  The English apparently noticed after WWII (12+ / 0-)

    that the kids who grew up during the rationing were in better shape than those who hadn't had rationed food during critical growth periods.

    Rationing might have cut down on staple food availability for the upper classes, but for the food insecure a ration stamp saying you got x amount of y meant you actually got x amount of y. After the war ended, they had a multi-year period where pretty much every kid in the country had not been food insecure, and the difference even in places where personal food gardens were impossible was noticeable and undeniable.

    •  Believing Upper Classes Are Naturally Superior (6+ / 0-)

      ...is easy when the lower classes are actually stunted by malnutrition.  Remember, Tarzan was a racial genetic superman because he was actually an English lord. That's how popular the belief was.  Of course he could swat aside whole tribes of Africans as if they were unruly children.  

      Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 10:27:05 AM PDT

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    •  England also published cook books and gardening (1+ / 0-)
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      Treetrunk

      booklets also during the war.  There are bloggers that have been given these books from older relatives and post recipes from them because of all the austerity going on in Europe. Also they had trained people to give classes and do home visits on how to meal plan.  It was just not only the ration stamps but an all out education program to keep everyone from not starving.

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