Accession Number : ADA517677


Title :   Assessing Fitness and Nutrition Programs in the Marine Corps: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceptions of Effectiveness


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Taibi, Paula D ; Wallace, Leigh E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a517677.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 146


Abstract : America is facing an overweight epidemic, and the Marine Corps is not immune to this problem. The percentage of overweight Marines doubled between January 2003 and December 2008. The objective of this research was to assess the current Marine Corps physical fitness and nutrition programs and their effectiveness as perceived by Marines. The authors conducted surveys and interviews to gain insight on how Marines felt the Marine Corps remedial programs (Body Composition Program (BCP), Remedial Conditioning Program (RCP), and Military Appearance Program (MAP)) and the Semper Fit Program supported them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Descriptors :   *NUTRITION , *EDUCATION , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , PERSONNEL RETENTION , WEIGHT REDUCTION , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , BODY WEIGHT , OBESITY , DIET , SURVEYS , THESES , RECRUITING , MILITARY STANDARDS , MARINE CORPS , QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE