"Schoolchildren joined housewives in supporting the effort by signing this pledge: 'At (the) table I'll not leave a scrap of food upon my plate. And I'll not eat between meals But for supper time I'll wait.' In support of the war effort, Americans discovered nouveau menus filled with dogfish, sugarless candy, whale meat, and horse steaks. They planted victory gardens and prized leftovers. Even President Wilson cooperated, grazing sheep on the White House lawns. The emphasis on voluntary support worked."