WWII: Vitamin Donuts

“The Doughnut Corporation sought endorsement from the Nutrition Division of the War Food Administration for its Vitamin Doughnuts campaign.”

“What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam: The Government’s Effect on the American Diet.”


2 Responses

  1. TR

    170 calories per donut! Sure, a grunt out in the field can burn calorie intakes like that but a soap opera mom sure doesnt need the “extra pep and vigor.”

    The FDA bans indiscriminant vitamin fortification of foods for a very good reason. Today’s Vitamin Water needs to look out.


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