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Meat for Health

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Film Identifier: F.2006-10-0074
Run Time
0h 8m 43s
tinted and B&W
Date Produced
circa 1923
Short animated cartoon on the nutritional benefits of eating meat, including information about proteins, fats, vitamins, etc. Includes some racially stereotyped depictions.
Proteins, mineral matter, vitamins, carbohydrates, and fats are represented by various animated characters as intertitles explain their functions. Using charts and graphics, the film compares the amount of these nutrients in meat versus other foods. The film concludes that "Meat is a good food. It supplies the best sort of proteins, some good mineral nutrients, some vitamins and energy."

The film was made by animator Bert Green for the Chicago-based National Livestock & Meat Board, as part of a nation-wide publicity campaign to spread awareness about the nutritional benefits of eating meat. National "Meat for Health" week ran June 25-30th, 1923, and was endorsed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Main Credit
National Live Stock and Meat Board (corporate name)
Green, Bert (is filmmaker)
Related Place
United States (represents)