Nutrition knowledge today owes much to the work done during the war. From food survey to food rationing we learnt valuable lessons regarding nutritional requirements and how these could be provided to everyone in the population at a time when many foods were scarce.
Key nutrition dates
1940 - National Food Survey established
1941 - Nutritional standards for school meals introduced
1942 - Mandatory fortification of margarine with vitamins A and D began
1944 - First Food Labelling Order
1944 - First Proceedings of the Nutrition Society published
Ministry of Food (1939–1955)
The Ministry of Food was set up in 1939 to deal with the problem of providing a nutritionally adequate diet for people in Great Britain during the Second World War. It played an important role, being
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