Food comes cheap . . . but at what price?
During the fifties and sixties we saw an enormous change in the way food was delivered to the public. The government was intent on making food cheap so the country could be fed. With society in pursuit of home convenience, companies overreached in finding new ways to deliver processed food which required minimal or no effort in the kitchen. America became awash with ready made meals, high sugar drinks and highly processed foods, An excess of cheap, processed food high in sugar, starch, salt and trans fats has led to an epidemic of obesity.
IN 1966 THE PROGRAM WAS FURTHER REGULATED UNDER PRESIDENT JOHNSON’S CHILD NUTRITION ACT GIVING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR NUTRITION, SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT OF FUNDING. A BREAKFAST PROGRAM WAS ALSO INTRODUCED.