A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative

Title

A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative

Description

Charles Alston, an African-American artist and educator, created this drawing in 1943. It shows a strong, healthy family (man, woman, and two children) looking off into the distance. Behind them, we can see rows of soldiers. The caption reads, " A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation." This drawing was meant to emphasize the link between patriotism and healthy eating habits.

In 1943, during World War II, it became imperative that soldiers and civilians alike stayed healthy. There was a correlation between good nutrition and citizenship. In many ways, healthy eating was considered to be a contribution to the war effort.

Creator

Charles Henry Alston

Date

1943

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/%22A_WELL_FED_NATION_IS_A_FIGHTING_NATION%22_-_NARA_-_535602.jpg

Relation

Rights

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Publisher

National Archives at College Park

Contributor

Charles Henry Alston

Format

Medium: Drawing.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

African-Americans, Charles Alston, Eating, Health, War, World War II

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/"A_WELL_FED_NATION_IS_A_FIGHTING_NATION"_-_NARA_-_535602.jpg

Reference

Charles Henry Alston, A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative, National Archives at College Park, 1943

Cite As

Charles Henry Alston, “A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed December 1, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/166.