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Better Nutrition in the 1960s, Part 2

2018 marks Better Nutrition’s 80th year in print. Travel through time with us as we highlight popular diet and food trends by decade. In the spotlight this month: fondue.

If you were a hunk of cheese in the late 1960s, what was there to do? Get into a fondue pot and get ready for a party! What started in the 18th century in Switzerland as a way to stretch food dollars, became a social event in the late 1960s/early 1970s in the U.S., with cheese and chocolate fondue taking center stage at many dinner gatherings.

Although fondue has a reputation for being unhealthy, the main ingredients are anything but—cheese, wine, and seasonings. With a few tweaks, fondue makes a fun low-carb or keto meal. Here’s an easy recipe to try. Use a crockpot if you don’t own a fondue pot. 

7 dishes that were popular in the ’60s

7 dishes  that were  popular IN the ’60s: Waldorf Salad

  1. Beef Stroganoff
  2. Chicken Croquettes
  3. French Onion Soup
  4. Waldorf Salad
  5. Swedish Meatballs
  6. Chicken Kiev
  7. Chiffon Pie

View our Southwestern Chile-Cheese Fondue Dip recipe

The Story of Better Nutrition

Better Nutrition was founded by Jack Schwartz in 1938. Schwartz returned from the military with a business idea—start a magazine about nutrition. He loved helping friends and family find natural solutions to health problems, and he figured others would be interested in this too. He saw an opportunity to fill a niche and, at the same time, satisfy his passion for health and nutrition. And just like that, Better Nutrition magazine was born. Fall back in time with us this year as we revisit popular trends in nutrition, vitamins, recipes, and more with this limited-edition section.

80 Years of Better Nutrition: