During World War II, food rationing was a challenge to the homemakers both in Britain and the United States. The governments of both countries tried to help. There were some unexpected health benefits, which included a reduction in obesity and new cases of type 2 diabetes. There are some lessons that can be learned from this experience
A look at how Americans coped during difficult wartime conditions, and lessons for today
Carolyn D. Berdanier, PhD, is Professor Emerita at the University of Georgia, Watkinsville, Ga.
Correspondence: Carolyn D. Berdanier, PhD, University of Georgia, 1050 Simonton Way, Watkinsville, GA 30677 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).