Accession Number : ADA138805

Title :   Military Nutrition Research.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 82-29 Sep 83,


Personal Author(s) : Fisher,F R

PDF Url : ADA138805

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The Committee on Military Nutrition Research was established under the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council's Commission on Life Sciences at the request of the Assistant Surgeon General of the Army. The Committee's task was to advise on the need for and the conduct of nutrition research and related issues for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Committee was asked to identify nutritional factors that may critically influence the physical and mental performance of military personnel under all environmental extremes; to identify deficiencies in the existing data base; to recommend approaches to study the relationship of diet to physical and mental performance; and to review and advise on nutritional standards for military feeding systems. The Committee identified and provided recommendations on the following four priority military nutrition issues: (1) cognitive testing methods in military nutrition research; (2) prediction of the effects of energy and water deficits on military performance; (3) methods for improving hydration under environmental stress, and (4) surveillance of nutrients in operational rations. The report includes a bibliography with abstracts of over 100 scientific publications on energy and water requirements under conditions pertinent to military operations.

Descriptors :   *Nutrition, *Military research, Food, Diet, Requirements, Performance(Human), Environments, Stress(Physiology), Stress(Psychology), Feeding, Military rations, Research management

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE