The Evolution of the American Diet

In the early 20th century, nutrition science sparked the modernization of the American diet. Soon after, World War I brought about the state’s management of food on a large scale, changing what and how Americans ate.

"Modern Food, Moral Food" by Helen Zoe Veit, weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive Era that left a profound mark on the American diet.
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