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This Too Is Sabotage

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In This Too Is Sabotage narration states "the saboteur is malnutrition," showing underlying causes of workplace accidents, lost man-hours, and losses in wartime productivity is often caused by poor nutrition of workers' diets. Announcing "we're fighting against improper eating," a wartime nutritional program built from 7 food groups is detailed. At a dramatized presentation demonstrating meal planning following these nutritional guidelines before an audience of women, the presenter states that the guidelines "will help us with the job that has been given to us women, as the guardians of the vigor and vitality of our families."

"In the field of nutrition, the Westinghouse Company's film, This Too Is Sabotage, does a good job of selling the fact that a well-balanced diet is essential to health and happiness. This film is shown to employees in over a thousand war plants. The lunch hour is a favored time. Pre-shift showings to early arrivals are well attended, though many prefer to stay after a shift" (C.A. Lindstrom, "Agricultural Pictures and the War" Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers vol. 42, no. 3, March, 1944, p. 183)

Creator War Food Administration, Nutrition and Conservation Branch
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co.
Contributor Arthur Hoerl : story
Verne Smith : narrator
Arthur Martinelli : photography
Carson Jowett : sound engineer
Edward C. Jewell : art director
Robert Jahns : editor
Burnel Lamont : production manager
N. Mason Smith : director
A. Roland Reed : production
Date Issued 1944
Duration 00:25:23
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.