wartime meals, meal planning, home management, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Food rationing and the seriousness of the food situation in general is a direct challenge to South Dakota homemakers faced with the problem of adequately feeding the family. Rationing of foods has placed greater responsibility upon those who are preparing meals, since obtaining the required food values is no longer a matter of chance but of wise planning. What substitutes can be used safely and easily is a pertinent question with which the homemaker is faced today. How well these substitutes for unavailable foods fit into the meal pattern will depend upon the ability of the homemaker to select alternate foods supplying equal or better food values. Certainly no homemaker should be misled into depending upon vitamin capsules as a cure-all for unbalanced meals, for these products vary as much as do natural foods in their vitamin content. Only through getting a balanced diet can we be certain of obtaining the unknown as well as the known food essentials. Rationing has taught us that we can and should make better use of certain neglected foods. Use of these foods will not only bring about desirable changes in eating habits, but will also help to relieve some of the strain on the family pocketbook.
Stitt, Maud E., "7 Point Plan for Wartime Meals" (1943). SDSU Extension Circulars. 401.