Story: Public health

Health posters: healthy diet (2nd of 3)

This Department of Health poster from the 1950s depicts a recommended daily diet. Apart from some difference in quantities, and the mention of fat for cooking, the foods do not differ greatly from what is recommended in the 2000s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-FOOD-1950s-01

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Healthy bodies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jul 2019 with assistance from Richard Edwards