Accession Number : AD0785656

Title :   A System for Evaluation of Military Menus,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MASS

Personal Author(s) : Moskowitz,Howard R.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The study provides information both about the food habits of respondents (i.e.), information about how they perceive foods) and allow for the possibility of eventually constructing menus that optimize preference. The data should be disentangled into (a) information about empirical time-preference functions, which are obtained from surveys (b) hypotheses about rules for time-preference behavior of foods that are served in a repetitive menu (c) hypotheses about the rules of combinations that an individual uses in deciding about overall menu preference from information about component preferences (d) possibilities for optimizing menus to maximize preference, and (e) possibilities for optimizing selections by knowing the distribution of individual preferences for each item at each menu day (selection opportunity).

Descriptors :   *Food dispensing, *Military facilities, Surveys, Military personnel, Diet, Nutrition, Habits

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE