1918 – Voluntary Rationing in Canada

Credit: Canadian War Museum, “Propaganda Poster, Don’t Waste Bread!”, Object Number 19720121-074.

In early 1918, the Canadian Food Board became responsible for monitoring Canada’s food production and management during the war effort. Following Great Britain’s example, government programs, news publications and propaganda posters encouraged voluntary rationing, such as “meatless Fridays”, and ingredient substitution in everyday recipes.