Q: What foods
did the government wish to encourage Canadians to eat less of? Explain
didn’t want people eating can or beet sugar because it was unpatriotic. In any candy the sugar must be reduced by 50%.
The confectioners are prohibited from make French pastries (Government regulation)
Q: List the
government policies and proposals to reduce food consumption.
A: If there
has been waster of foodstuffs, investigation is made and if resulted from carelessness the offender is prosecuted.
- The consumption (weekly) of
food for a family of 5 in the food controller’s point of view is 10 lbs. of meat and substitutes, 20lbs of cereal, 20
lbs. of potatoes, 28 lbs. of fruits and vegetables, 31 lbs. of fat products and 4 quartz of milk.
- In November 1917, the dominion
government, as a war measure, forbade it to use foodstuffs in the distillation of liquors.
Q: What advice
to the housewife would be easy and what advice would be difficult to follow?
A: There were
13 rules that housewives were expected to follow.
Some of the
easier rules included:
1) Eat as little cake and pastry as you can
2) To use nut- butter or margarine
3) Remake leftover bread into new bread, cake,
4) Use ham and pork bones in other dishes
5) Chew you food thoroughly- you will be satisfied
6) All kinds of cold cereal can be saved and when
not enough to roll into balls to fry, they can be used in batter cakes and corn breads
7) Cut each slice of bread as required.
8) Do not display the joint of meat on the table.
It is an inducement to have more than you need.
9) Do both eat both butter and jam bread.
rules to follow include:
1) Instead of one beefless day, why not try for
six to make up for people who are less patriotic.
2) Use oats, corn, barley, and rye instead of wheat.
3) Mix your own cleanser
4) Fifty million dollars is thrown out in the garbage
cans daily.(don’t waste so much- reuse what you can.)
Q: How did the
meals during the First World War differ from the meals of today? Explain why.
A: The average
breakfast during WW1 didn’t include ones with eggs, and such as we know now.
dinner (lunch was called dinner and was very filling like our dinners) included something from each food group.
supper was very small and only included tea, milk, cookies, sliced banana’s, and corn muffins.
Q: Which meals
would be easier to prepare?
A: The easiest
meal to prepare was supper. The hardest was lunch/ dinner because of all the variety in it, which took more time and effort
Q: When was
the main meal of the day?
A: The main
meal of the day was at lunchtime but was called dinner.
Q: During a
major war, if it is proven necessary, should the government have the right to control a person’s eating habits? Defend
A: It is, if
necessary, acceptable for the government to control eating habits of citizens but to a certain degree, keeping in mind different
allergies and other serious health issues.
Q: What measures
could have been adopted to persuade the people to change their eating habits?
A: By telling
people what they will gain by eating what meaning encouraging people to eat foods that will put nutrients, vitamins, calcium,
etc. in their body.
Q: In addition
to food, what other materials would have been used sparingly during WW1?
A: People on
the home front during WW1 were told to limit the amount of water, energy, and other resources that they used.
2) Food production
a. Calculate the percentage increase of eggs, wheat, bacon, and beef between 1913 and 1918.
(dozens) 158 217 4 896 793 3.23%
(bushels) 92 686 291
150 342 037 61.7%
(pounds) 40 000 000
200 000 000
(pounds) 5 000 000 87 000 000
b. How could
a nation increase its food production so rapidly in 5 years?
If farmers and
people who produce food for their nation worked together to increase the quantity of the products and assured a greater outcome
then it is possibly to increase the food production over 5 years. Weather, Climate, Soils, and Vegetation also contributes
to these numbers too.
Q: Would the
fact that there are millions of people starving all over the world justify measures governing people’s food consumption?
A: If people
who were trying to reduce their food during the war and maybe staying hungry some days knew that people were hungry every
day of their lives in other countries and dying because of the lack of food they eat, they might be a little more grateful
and appreciative of the food the do end up with at the end of the day. People are luckier than they think- even during the
war and if measures need to be made so that maybe something could go to those people I think the people who are eating every
day would understand.
Q: How could
you enforce measures?
A: By telling
people and making them aware of what is going on in other area’s of the world- beyond their homes and communities they
may just agree to follow the rules of their government and give up some more food for those who have none.