Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to show you how to ration in the 1940’s! Since food was sometimes scarce, Americans were expected to ration their food. Today, I’m going to show you how!
So basically, there was red point foods and blue points. The red point foods were easy to send to soldiers, so Americans had to eat less of them. There was a limit of red point foods and a limit of blue point foods. Here are the red point foods:
Oil, wheat, Meat, butter, cheese, and sugar.
For the blue point foods, they could often spoil if sent to soldiers, so Americans could eat more of the blue point foods. Here are the blue-point foods:
Fruits, Vegetables, processed food like ketchup, juices, and canned produce.
Ration books were meant as a guide. To do your part, you must register to ration at your local FDA center. You are allowed more or less points depending on how large your family is.
Hopefully, now you understand how much was limited at the home front in America. Stay tuned for a peek at my Victory garden next week! Leave a comment, like, and follow!