Accession Number : ADA544040
Title : Influences on the Consumption of Australian Ration Packs: Review of a Contextual Model and Application to Australian Defence Force Data
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) HUMAN PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Carins, Julia E ; Tennant, Megan L
Report Date : Mar 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 71
Abstract : Poor consumption of ration packs by Australian soldiers is common. Influences on consumption were investigated using a Three Factor Modelthe food, the individual (soldier) and the environment (field). Previously collected Australian ration pack consumption data was examined under the structure of the model. Although the primary purpose for collecting the Australian data had been to determine acceptability (a food factor) variables from all three factors were observed, most commonly quality/acceptance, portion size, convenience, variety and appropriateness. Other variables were not investigated and some warrant further research. Recommendations are given for addressing some variables through ration design and other through future research.
Descriptors : *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *AUSTRALIA , *FOOD CONSUMPTION , *MILITARY RATIONS , DIET , NUTRITION , QUALITY
Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE