Walt’s Good Food Guide

If you thought that the subject of healthy eating was a recent invention spawned by the obesity crisis, think again. Here, from Walt Disney studios, circa 1945, is a short film that tells Americans how to eat for good health.

It took me back to the late 1950’s and the Saturday morning cartoons my brother Jon and I watched on our black-and-white TV. Our TV snack-of-choice was Wonder Bread, crusts removed and the soft, white fluff squished up into tiny balls and devoured whole. It should come as no surprise that I was a chubby, constipated child.

Considering that this appeared at the end of World War II, it’s amazing that the 65-year-old advice remains pretty sound.

Notice that there’s not a MacDonalds to be seen here. ¬†How did they survive?