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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities"

 
 
"Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 9, 2021
1. "Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities" Marker
Inscription.  
Health
By encouraging Americans to spend time outside and eat more fresh produce, the Victory Garden Program promoted healthy habits. In addition to their physical health benefits, victory gardens helped boost morale by bringing communities together.

Studies have shown that spending time in nature can have physical, mental, and emotional health benefits, including lower blood pressure, reduced stress, and improved mood.

What are some things you do to stay healthy?
 
Erected 2019 by Smithsonian Gardens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryScience & MedicineWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 53.481′ N, 77° 1.735′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 1/50) and 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Constitution Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

"Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 9, 2021
2. "Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities" Marker
within walking distance of this marker. "Garden for Victory!" (a few steps from this marker); "Of Course I Can!" (a few steps from this marker); "For Country, for Community!" (within shouting distance of this marker); We Need You! (within shouting distance of this marker); Developing Sustainable Practices (within shouting distance of this marker); Sneezewood (within shouting distance of this marker); Healing (within shouting distance of this marker); Crape myrtle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
More about this marker.
[Caption:]
This photo was taken to encourage those who were left on the home front to participate in victory gardening, ca. 1943.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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