Accession Number : ADA616391


Title :   Compliance of 2012/13 Combat Ration Packs to the Recommended Nutritional Criteria


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) LAND DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bui, Lan ; McLaughlin, Tracey ; Coad, Ross


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616391.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : DSTO has evaluated the nutrient content of 2012/13 Combat Ration One Man (CR1M), Patrol Ration One Man (PR1M) and Combat Ration Five Man (CR5M) against the Recommended Nutritional Criteria (RNC) for Combat Ration Packs (CRP). RNC ensure that soldiers are provided with their daily nutrient requirements when rationed on CRP. The evaluation was based primarily on analytical testing of samples of CRP components. The macronutrient and energy requirements generally met requirements. Compliance with the RNC for vitamins and minerals was better for CR1M and CR5M than for PR1M. The positive results for the 2012/13 CR1M in comparison to the 2008/09 CR1M, indicates that efforts to improve CRP have been effective.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY RATIONS , *NUTRITION , ARMY PERSONNEL , AUSTRALIA , DAILY OCCURRENCE , FOOD , MINERALS , NUTRIENTS , REQUIREMENTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , VITAMINS


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE