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Escape from the "Clean Plate Club"

The “clean plate club” was the beginning of a campaign in 1917 launched by the United States Congress; Herbert Hoover was the head of this campaign, and his goal was to ration the limited food that Americans had during World War I. The pledge that children learned was: “At table I’ll not leave a scrap of food upon my plate. And I’ll not eat between meals, but for supper time I’ll wait.” His goal was for people to eat less, use less essential ingredients, and to finish their entire meal. By doing this, young children developed the habit of eating everything given to them, thus “cleaning their plate.” …..Read More