This report details the results of a survey carried out in 1947
to compare and assess the diets of women in London and Birmingham.
It concluded that there was a strong link between diet and social
conditions, and also that the diet of the Birmingham women was inferior
to that of their contemporaries in London. Although in the interwar
period new estates had been built on the outskirts of Birmingham,
there was still a large amount of substandard housing towards the
city centre. This survey underlines the effects that living in these
'slums' had on their inhabitants.
Catalogue reference: MAF 256/193 (1947)