Vintage Booklet: Nutrition Advice for Kids, 1970s vs Today Part II, Mr. Peanut
|Copyright 1970, Standard Brands Inc.|
Earlier I blogged about a far-out booklet, Mystery at the Food Power Tower from the 70s to illustrate the differences in advice to kids about proper nutrition and a healthy weight. Here we have another glimpse through the Monocle of Mr. Peanut. The present-day CDC advises kids to NOT count calories. (So, should you "count calories?" Nah. It's easiest to just follow a healthy eating style and pay attention to your body).
Mr. Peanut advises kids that YES, you should count calories but here we also see the importance of weighing in (although Mr. Peanut doesn't hold back his displeasure of what he sees!)
Here we see TV used an example of what can lead to weight gain if enough energy isn't burned otherwise, or food consumption isn't lowered to match a sedentary lifestyle.
A calorie chart is provided so kids and their parents can use it as a guide.