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Food and Rationing

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Listen again to the audio extracts throughout this section.
How did rationing affect people in Scotland? How did people feel about rations? Give at least one example for each clip you listen to.







Child Rations

My Weekly Rations

Sugar

340g reduced to 225g


Jam/honey

450g every month


Meat

1s/2d worth=6p


Bacon

225g reduced to 115g


Fat (lard and butter together)

225g


Milk (one tin of dried milk)

4 pints every 4 weeks


Cheese

85g reduced to 50g


Eggs

One per fortnight, plus bonus extra 12 dried eggs every 8 weeks


Tea

50g


What would you miss most if you had to survive on WW2 rations and why?


Is there anything you would like about living on rations?


Can you think of any advantages of living on these rations?