NUTRITION SURVEY IN PACIFIC THEATRE OF OPERATIONS,
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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Ration issues were studied by interviews with QM personnel and examination of warehousing and subsistence. Information on overall food consumption was obtained by examination of messes. Observations included 1 Thoroughgoing interviews on dietary history overseas in order to estimate food consumption. 2 Medical history to detect symptoms attributable to nutritional disturbances, and diseases which might interfere with nutrition. 3 Medical examination to establish the absence or presence of clinical signs of specific nutritional deficiencies. 4 A test to estimate physical fitness. 5 Biochemical measurements of whole blood hemoglobin, plasma protein, urinary vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, chloride and acetone bodies in order to assess nutritional status with respect to water, salt, hematopoietic factors, protein and vitamins C, B1 and B2.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition