How to Eat in the New Normal

What a 1944 Starvation Experiment Reveals About 2020 Food Insecurity

Even brief food restriction can have long-lasting effects

Conscientious objectors of World War II participate in a semi-starvation experiment at the University of Minnesota in January 1945. Photos: Wallace Kirkland/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

This story is part of How to Eat in the New Normal, a weeklong series about how the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we eat, with expert advice for making food choices that