Vita-Min-Go Victory Diet Game   Save
Vita-Min-Go Victory Diet Game
Description: This World War II card game asked players, "do you eat a Victory Diet every day?" and encouraged them to play the game to find out. The rules point out that the game does not count calories, since "lack of calories is not a common American diet deficiency." The cards measure 4.5" x 6" (11.43 x 15.24 cm). During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. Part of the victory garden campaign encouraged Americans to eat healthier diets focused more on vegetables and grains. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3322_4624118_001
Subjects: Daily Life; Military Ohio; World War II; Games; Nutrition
Places: Logan County (Ohio)