Accession Number : ADA554556


Title :   Field Acceptability and Consumption of CR1M and Potential New Food Items during the Hot Weather Ration Trial


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) HUMAN PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE DIV


Personal Author(s) : Carins, Julia E ; Kullen, Charina J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554556.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The Combat Ration One Man (CR1M) is the combat ration pack (CRP) used predominately by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Soldiers frequently discard a large number of items within this pack for various reasons. To enable continuous improvement of CRP, it is important that both acceptability and consumption of current and potential new items be regularly reviewed. This report details an analysis of the data collected during the trial of a prototype Hot Weather Ration (HWR). Poor acceptability and consumption rates were found for some products, whilst others were highly acceptable and well consumed. Recommendations are made for improvement or replacement of several items, which can be used to inform future CR1M versions.


Descriptors :   *FOOD , ACCEPTABILITY , ARMY PERSONNEL , AUSTRALIA , CONSUMPTION , DIET , HOT WEATHER , MILITARY RATIONS , NUTRITION


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE