1950’s Kid Over Eating Like Crazy! Health and ...

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This educational film about nutrition opens with youngster Bill sitting down to dinner but not being able to eat because he feels ill. His mother puts him to bed and we see through a food-based nightmare and flashbacks of the day how Bill got himself into this mess. One of many fine examples of gluttony, in the morning he wolfed down his breakfast because he was late for school. Then, he inhaled his lunch at school and afterwards bought junk food to eat with the rest of the week’s lunch money. The result is the consequences of bad eating that we saw before. The next day, a reformed Bill sits down to a comically diminished breakfast, with bacon cut up into tiny bits, and juice taken only in tiny sips. Eating a balanced diet is important, as well as knowing nutritional facts. This does the trick, and Bill feels so much better he can go fly kites. This film reveals the way otherwise healthy and well-fed people eat poorly and end up malnourished. This cautionary tale is a good healthy eating guide and an interesting examination of the way dietary nutritional information as thought of in the 1950's.

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