By 1942 many other foodstuffs, including meat, milk, cheese, eggs and cooking fat were also 'on the ration'. This is a typical weekly food ration for an adult.
Rationing was introduced temporarily by the British government several times during the 20th century, during and immediately after a war. At the start of the Second World War in 1939, the United Kingdom was . Many grew their own vegetables, greatly encouraged by the highly . 4d., adult 1s, 2d., child under six, Sugar.
WW2 Rations 1940: per one person (adult) . plates are larger, and the portions that these wartime meals yield are much smaller than today.