The Drink Problem

This booklet from the Canadian Temperance Federation focused on the perceived benefits of the temperance movement during the First World War. The movement reached its peak in 1915, and 1916, when all provinces, except Quebec, banned the sale of alcohol.

Alphamin - for the fighting man

"The health of a nation is one of its armaments" - and in the absence of a balanced diet because of wartime shortages, vitamin supplements were a way to keep the Allied war effort healthy.

Alphamin.pdf (6.28 MB)

Food for Health in Peace and War

The Canadian Medical Association released this booklet of nutritional information, cooking instructions, and shopping tips to teach housewives the proper kind and amount of food to buy, to keep the entire family strong and healthy during wartime.

School lunches in wartime

This leaflet contains menu and cooking tips that were aimed at improving the nutrition of schoolchildren.

Wisenotes.pdf (20.76 MB)

The Wartime Garden

This detailed bulletin offers advice for small- and large-scale vegetable gardens and outlines methods for soil preparation, planting, and cultivation.

Wartime Garden.pdf (5.05 MB)

Growing food in wartime

This pamphlet urges civilians with small backyards to produce their own healthy vegetables and offers advice on how to do so under wartime conditions.

"The Lunch Box is on the march"

This pamphlet offers ideas for healthy lunches based on Canada's official food rules and food groups.

Lunch Box.pdf (1.49 MB)

Eat like the RCAF

Inspired by a Royal Canadian Air Force film entitled "Training Tables," this booklet was aimed at improving nutritional standards by encouraging Canadian civilians to eat as well as the men and women in uniform.

What They Eat.pdf (3.29 MB)

Foods for the post-war family

This guide provides rules for post-war healthy eating, approved by the Canadian Council on Nutrition.

Family Food.pdf (13.35 MB)