Eat Right

Eat Right To Work And Win was published in 1942 (during World War II) by the Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services. This booklet is a 16 page (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) give-away published by Swift & Company to aid America’s all-out war effort. In small print at the bottom of the front page it says: ‘Comic characters donated by King Features Syndicate’.

The purpose was to acquaint the public with ways of preparing healthful, economical ‘victory meals’.

The Phantom appears in two panels at the top of page 11, he is talking with Diana and there is a smoking frying pan in the background. In the first panel Diana says: “Fried mush and eggs–um-that smells good!”. In the second panel the Phantom says: “Sure, Diana, the day always starts right, after a good breakfast of cereal, eggs, bacon, bread…”

Eat Right To Work And Win was published during World War II by the ‘Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services’.

Issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States: 1933‐1945), Executive Order 8890 establishing the Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services on the 3rd of September, 1941.

“By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, and in order to define further the functions and duties of the Office for Emergency Management of the Executive Office of the President with respect to the national emergency as declared by the President on May 27, 1941, for the purpose of assuring adequate health and welfare services to meet needs of the national defense program, it is hereby ordered”