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Wartime Rationing Activity Sheet

World War II ration book 6, open to inside pages showing ration coupons and listing book holders' responsibilities

During the First and Second World Wars, Canadians were asked to make do with less to allow more resources to be sent to troops overseas. During the Second World War, to make sure no one used too much of certain foods, people were issued food ration books. This activity sheet explains ration books, how they were used, and gives a recipe for chocolate cake that could be made within the ration limits. This resource is available in English and French below.


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Want to learn more about wartime rationing? Check out 5 Ways to ‘Stretch’ Food like a Wartime Home Cook on our blog >>


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