Accession Number : ADA007113


Title :   A Computer System for Menu Evaluation and Related Applications


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MA


Personal Author(s) : Rogozenski, Jr, John E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a007113.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : As part of the Uniform Ration Cost System study, a computer-based menu evaluation system was developed. The objectives of this system are: (1) To provide a tool for evaluating various food allowance and costing concepts; (2) To provide a means for analyzing cyclic menus for cost, nutrition, and food preference; and, (3) To examine the concept of using an entire menu as the basis for a food cost index. A standard set of recipes, the Armed Forces Recipe Service, along with Federal Supply Catalog food item information (Group 89) have been automated for rapid access and computational ease. The system can analyze entire menus on a meal-by-meal and day-by-day basis, as well as perform evaluations of the recapitulation of any menu. The flexibility of the system allows for the analysis of 'standard menus' and local installation menus.


Descriptors :   *FOOD DISPENSING , *MILITARY RATIONS , ACCEPTABILITY , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , COST ANALYSIS , NUTRITION


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE