Consumer and Worker Evaluation of Cash Food Systems: Loring Air Force Base Part 1
ARMY NATICK DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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Loring AFB consumers and workers were interviewed and surveyed before and after the implementation of the BASA La Carte cash food system in January, 1975 a system whereby all personnel receive a monetary food allowance and pay for food in the dining hall on an item-by-item basis. In general, consumers were more satisfied with the dining hall under this new system than under the previous, traditional system. RIKs men on rations-in-kind prior to BASA La Carte reported eating in the dining hall substantially less often after than before BASA La Carte, primarily because they now received separate rations. BASs men receiving separate rations both before and after BASA La Carte reported a slight increase in attendance, which some attributed to item pricing. Many airmen reported that BASA La Carte affected their food habits in the dining hall, frequently reporting they were eating less in general, although more of certain foods inexpensive meats, and wasting less. Worker both military and civilian generally preferred BASA La Carte to the old system, although the reverse was the case before they worked under the new system.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition