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This Too Is Sabotage
Date
1944
Main contributors
War Food Administration, Nutrition and Conservation Branch; Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co.
Summary
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 are often caused by the 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)
Contributors
Arthur Hoerl : story; Verne Smith : narrator; Arthur Martinelli : photography; Carson Jowett : sound engineer; Robert Jahns : editor; Burnel Lamont : production manager; N. Mason Smith : director; A. Roland Reed : production
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (26 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm