STUDY OF COMPUTER PROCEDURES FOR MENU PLANNING AND RECIPE SERVICE FOR DOD ELEMENTS
ADAMS (CHARLES W) ASSOCIATES INC BEDFORD MA
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A survey of present status of computerized menu planning accomplishments and research showed that no computerized menu planning system now exists in any military service, and there are no present plans to develop one. The U. S. Navy and Marine Corps have no accomplishments in computerization of food service which would have a bearing on the development of a system. Both U. S. Army and Air Force accomplishments are in the area of Food Plan recapitulation and nutrient content and costing verification. These are fully compatible with the system model proposed. The Food Service Division, Walter Reed General Hospital, is conducting research on a comprehensive food service system of which menu planning is a minor and final part. Although specific for hospital use, parts of the system may be useful for a general troop feeding system. The Veterans administration computerized procedure, which develops a 28-day Food Plan from which dietitians manually construct menus, may provide guidance for a DoD system. Accomplishments and research in university hospitals are not directly applicable to military feeding. They are directed toward a demand-based stochastic system, whereas the military services use a plan-based deterministic system. The Food Plan precedes and is more important than the menu.
- Administration and Management
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition