|Lick the Platter Clean, vintage poster circa 1943- image courtesy of US National Archives|
Here is a poster that I believe was aimed at children during WWII. I'm guessing that the use of cartoon like nursery rhyme characters might have been to appeal to children. Since WWII conservation on the home front was all about not wasting food, saving food for the troops and the war effort, they needed everyone in on that effort, adults AND kids.
And really, isn't it just as important today too? None of us need to waste food and I often see so much food wasted at restaurants.
Enjoy your day!