“FOOD for the family with young children” (1961 style)

Several years back, I found a couple old pamphlets while rummaging around a book sale. They amused me. It’s fun to look at outdated information to see how things used to be. This government publication from 1961 is one of my finds.

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Here we’re introduced to the Wright family.

Note the "jolly, lively youngsters"

Note the “jolly, lively youngsters”


Two adults get 1.5 lbs of fats & oils, and 2.5 lbs of sugars & sweets a week. Milk, cheese & ice cream none too shabby either. Hot diggity, 1961 here I come!

Two adults get 1.5 lbs of fats & oils, and 2.5 lbs of sugars & sweets a week. Milk, cheese & ice cream none too shabby either. Hot diggity, 1961 here I come!


Let's hit the grocery store and load up on pertaters and lard.

Let’s hit the grocery store and load up on pertaters and lard.


"Mrs. Wright, thank you so kindly for inviting me to supper. More mashed potatoes? Don't mind if I do! Say, what's for dessert?"

“Mrs. Wright, thank you so kindly for inviting me to supper. More mashed potatoes? Don’t mind if I do! Say, what’s for dessert tonight?”

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6 thoughts on ““FOOD for the family with young children” (1961 style)

    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Glad you enjoyed it! It’s interesting; definitely meat-and-potatoes, but vegetables too, and even whole wheat bread, which surprised me. But no beans (Black, Roman, etc.) in sight!

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