Posters like these were found all over the United States and were used to remind people to conserve food so there would be enough for American servicemen. As head of the United States Food Administration during World War I, Hoover encouraged Americans to grow more of their own food and to give up eating certain foods needed by American troops. The slogan "meatless, wheatless, sweetless, heatless" was often repeated.
1. Do you think the posters are effective? Why or why not?
2. Would observing the U. S. Food Administration's slogan be difficult for you today? Why or why not?
3. Draw your own poster to try and convince other students to give up a favorite food.
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