EFFECTS OF REPETITIVE EATING OF LIMITED GROUPS OF FOOD ITEMS ON FOOD ACCEPTANCE
QUARTERMASTER FOOD AND CONTAINER INST FOR THE ARMED FORCES CHICAGO IL
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The effects of the type of menu planning, and the number of different foods on food preferences and consumption are discussed. Seventytwo volunteers were assigned randomly to three 24-day feeding treatments a 3-day, preplanned, fixed-menu cycle, all meals in the same sequence b 6-day, preplanned, fixedmenu cycle, same foods as above plus an approximately equal number of new foods and c 3day cycle, same foods as a but, after first 3 days, men planned their own menus. The foods, mainly canned or dehydrated, were from military and commercial sources. Experimental items, including a high-protein beef drink, highcalorie, high-protein chocolate drink, and coffee drink, were also served. The over-all satisfaction with b and c was about equal and higher than with a.
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