Accession Number : ADA315945

Title :   Nutrient Requirements, Body Composition, and Health of Military Women.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Aug 95-14 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Costello, Rebecca B. ; Marriott, Bernadette M.

PDF Url : ADA315945

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The objective of this study is to develop recommendations for nutrient requirements and related body composition and health concerns for military women. The focus will be on active duty personnel with particular attention to concerns of nutrient intake, weight standards, type of activity, and weight cycling during reproductive and postreproductive years. The Committee on Body Composition, Nutrition, and Health of Military Women (BCNH) will hold five meetings and a 2-day workshop to address and evaluate these issues. To date, an introductory meeting has been held to discuss and develop the agenda for a Tri-Services workshop that is scheduled for September 9-10, 1996. Two reports will be produced: a preliminary report with a summary of the workshop proceedings and a literature review to be delivered in Spring 1997 and a final report with conclusions and recommendations to be delivered in Fall 1997. These reports will respond to the need for more specific nutrient and weight guidance for women in active military settings and additionally will provide relevant guidance for women in public safety occupations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *NUTRIENTS, *WOMEN, *NUTRITION, REQUIREMENTS, JOBS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, HEALTH, CYCLES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, WEIGHT, STANDARDS, ACTIVE DUTY, GUIDANCE, HUMAN BODY, PERSONNEL, WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE