Accession Number : ADA232868


Title :   Review of Army Food Related Operations in Hot Desert Environments


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct-Dec 1990


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA


Personal Author(s) : Norman, Eric J ; Gaither, Richard M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a232868.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The climate and terrain in the Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS) area of operations are typical for a low, hot desert. This how, dry, windy environment has significant impact on feeding and food management. In order to identify specific issues associated with this type environment a literature review was conducted. The literature review led to several conclusions and recommendations which could be applied immediately to improve the quality and acceptability of food and ensure adequate fluid intake thus ensuring adequate consumption and reducing the probability of heat casualties among ODS personnel. Strategies to ensure that personnel. Strategies to ensure that personnel exercise necessary discipline toward maintaining optimum hydration and nutritional status should be implemented as soon as possible.


Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION , MANAGEMENT , IMPACT , LITERATURE SURVEYS , PROBABILITY , WIND , TERRAIN , CLIMATE , OPERATION , STORMS , SHIELDING , CASUALTIES , PERSONNEL , ARMY , HEAT , DESERTS , FOOD , FEEDING , NUTRITION , ACCEPTABILITY , HOT REGIONS , HYDRATION , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE