Wanted for Stealing: “Sugar Bowl” Pete

By the Council on Dental Health of the Southern California State Dental Association

Summary: A cartoon poster aimed at children, warning them of the dangers of white sugar and refined carbohydrates. Designed by the  Council on Dental Health of the Southern California State Dental Association. From Modern Nutrition. Reprinted by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research. Publication dates unknown.

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Wanted for Stealing: “Sugar Bowl” Pete

[Figure showing a cartoon man made of various junk foods, with the following text:]

Description

Hat: … white bread
Eyebrows: … chewing gum
Eyes: … gumdrops
Nose: … cake
Mustache: … pie
Cigar: … candy stick
Scarf ring: … doughnut
Guns: … soda-pop guns
Ears: … cookies

Who is “Sugar Bowl” Pete? Why is he your enemy? Look carefully…the things you see in his picture rob you of beautiful, healthy teeth. They are thieves. They kill your smile…destroy your teeth…steal your health. Don’t let “Sugar Bowl” Pete do that to you!

Join the Sheriff’s Posse and help capture “Sugar Bowl” by remembering—”Sweets” harm your teeth!

[Additional cartoon showing man with toothache outside of dentist’s office.] [Footer:] Created in the interest of dental health education by the Council on Dental Health of the Southern California State Dental Association.

Reprinted from Modern Nutrition by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research. 

 

Patrick Earvolino, CN

Patrick Earvolino is a Certified Nutritionist and Special Projects Editor for Selene River Press, Inc.

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