Slightly OT, and slightly related: I have a home economics text from 1933, and in the "Let's Go Marketing!" chapter, it says that one should divide one's food dollar into five parts:
25c -Milk and cheese
25-20c - Vegetables and fruit
15-20c - Flour, wheat, corn meal, oats, bread, other grains
20-15c Butter, lard, sugar, molasses
15-20c - Meat, fish, eggs
Then it goes on to tell you how to divide your food dollar if you happen to have cows and/or a vegetable garden in the back yard. I wonder how that matches up with the post-war 1952 diet and our diet today...
One note the book makes is "Do you know that in theis country we spend more for meat than for any other kind of food? We eat approximately twice as much meat as Europeans do." Yah, no kidding.
PS...EVERY child under 2 years MUST have at least 2 teaspoonfuls of cod liver oil every day. He SHOULD have 3 or 4. (Emphasis - the book's!)
The book is pretty interesting, though...it's funny how much has come back full circle in a lot of ways. It advocates breastfeeding (discretely called "mother's milk") for infants, among other things. Alas, the prediction that we'd soon be "importing" reindeer meat from Alaska has not come to pass.