Accession Number:

ADA050836

Title:

Nutritional Evaluation of a BAS/a la Carte Food Service System, Loring AFB, Maine,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The enlisted dining facility at Loring AFB, Maine was surveyed before 22-24 Oct 1974 and after 17-21 Nov 1975 conversion on 1 January 1975 from the conventional mixed subsistence-in-kind SIKbasic allowance for subsistence BAS food service system to an all BASa la Carte system. Conversion to the BASa la Carte system reduced dining hall attendance at breakfast 19, noon-time 17, and supper 26 meals. The item-pricing component of the BASa la Carte system reduced plate waste. A greater variety of foods were offered at the shortorder lunch line under the new system, and the expanded menu greatly increased customer preference for the short-order line. Item-pricing decreased citrus juice consumption at midnight and breakfast meals. Item-pricing per se had only moderate effects on the nutritional composition of the meals as consumed by the average customer. The impact of reduced dining hall attendance on the nutritional adequacy of the total daily intake both inside and outside the dining hall of individuals should be carefully evaluated prior to expansion of the BASa la Carte system at other military installations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE