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A survey was undertaken of workhouse diets across Kent. Canterbury had the lowest diet, but the Sheppey Union comes out on top. Able bodied paupers have 1lb of meat pudding twice a week, 12 oz of vegetables 3 times a week, 1lb of suet pudding once a week, a pint and half of pea soup 3 times a week, with which to vary the everlasting bread and cheese.