While smaller than I was expecting, the exhibition was wonderfully presented, with a garden greenhouse (that I'd give nearly anything to have on our plot), a 1940s grocery (stocked with many brands still recognizable today), and a wartime kitchen (in which G immediately spotted his grandmother's old gas cooker).
It was interesting to see how many of the issues being addressed by the Ministry of Food then are still talking points today: growing our own produce, eating seasonally and locally, recycling and reducing waste, and maintaining healthy nutrition.
Hans Schleger ('Zero'), Eat Greens for Health--Feed Right to Feel Right, poster, 1939-45, Imperial War Museum Cat. No. IWM PST 3454
The old newsreel footage was fabulous, on its own worth the price of admission. And we're still giggling over this photo of children eating carrots on sticks:
But seeing as the alternative was ice cream made from wholemeal flour, I think I'd stick with carrots, too!