Confessions of a Labour Leader
Nutritionally, we had never been better fed in our history than we were now, Mr. Tom Johnston, Secretary for Scotland, said at Dundee yesterday.
Despite shortages, other difficulties and the rationing system, everyone for the first time was able to get three meals a day.
It was tragic that it took the war to ensure that the most necessitous—children and infants—got priorities, fruit juices, and so on. (News Chronicle, August 19th, 1944.)