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Enough to Eat: The Nutrition Film

Wartime health information film

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A promotional film describing the principles of healthy eating and made as part of a wartime food policy. The film discusses the discovery of vitamins and minerals including the goodness of milk. Shots include a laboratory, exercising at school, boys being weighed and measured and the grouping of energy foods, body building foods and protective foods. Controversial scientist, Julian Huxley, features as a presenter.

Questions & Activities


  • How many opinions do we hear in the clip?
  • How reliable are the sources?
  • Who do you think the presenter is?
  • Why do you think the Gas Industry produced this film and what might they gain from it?
  • What is the significance of class in this film?
  • What does practical experiments were carried out on children mean?
  • How do we measure good health in children now?


Health and Wellbeing: Play food group classifications games.

Health and Wellbeing: Research when free milk went into schools.

Debate: This house believes there should be free school milk.

Health and Wellbeing / Maths: How much milk/bread does your family buy - prepare a food survey and display in a table or graph.

Social History / Science: Research Julian Huxley.

Maths: Research the statistics of life expectancy .

Debate: This house believes that it is acceptable to use humans for experimentation.

Debate: This house believes that everyone can afford to eat healthily.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-143-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 0837
Date 1936
Genre Documentary, Educational
School Subject Health and Wellbeing, Expressive Arts, Modern Studies, Philosophy, Science, Mathematics
Who Gas Industry (Sponsor), Julian Huxley (Presenter)
Where Scotland, India
Attributes Black and White, Sound
Clip Length 5:33
Film Length 22:00
References School tuck shop.