Accession Number : ADA268691


Title :   Cold Weather Field Evaluation of the 18-Man Arctic Tray Pack Ration Module, the Meal, Ready-to-Eat, and the Long Life Ration Packet


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA


Personal Author(s) : King, Nancy ; Mutter, Susan H ; Robert, Donald E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268691.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The Army Field Feeding System was evaluated for its ability to provide adequate nutrition and hydration during a 10-day cold weather field exercise. Soldiers consumed the 18-Man Arctic Tray Pack Ration Module with either a wet-pack (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) or a dehydrated (Long Life Ration Packet) individual ration. Both feeding regimens were acceptable, meeting protein and micronutrients requirements. However, the soldiers consumed only 70% of their energy requirement, thus losing an average of 0.9% of body weight. This weight loss, although not excessive, underscores the importance of maintaining an adequate food intake during extended cold weather military field operations.


Descriptors :   *COLD WEATHER , *FOOD CONSUMPTION , *MILITARY RATIONS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , REPRINTS , WEATHER , PACKETS , ARMY PERSONNEL , PROTEINS , ENERGY , EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY) , BODY WEIGHT , FIELD CONDITIONS , MARINE CORPS TRAINING , ACCEPTABILITY , RATIONS , NUTRITION , FEEDING , FOOD , HYDRATION , TRAYS , MEALS , MILITARY MEDICINE , WEIGHT , OPERATION , LONG LIFE , PHYSICAL FITNESS , ARMY


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE