Nutrient Intakes and Some Socio-Anthropometric Characteristics of Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Personnel Before Food Service System Modifications - March 1977.
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CA
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Data were collected on nutrient intakes, dining hall attendance, and some socio-anthropometric characteristics of enlisted Marine Corps personnel at Twentynine Palms TNP, California. The study was designed to 1 assess the nutritional adequacy of the average daily diet, and 2 evaluate the contribution of the existing feeding system upon nutrient intakes. Thirty-six RIK women, 109 RIK men, 116 COMRATS - married men, and 54 COMRATS - single men were studied. In general, all groups studied had 60 or more of the individuals with mean daily energy intakes 500 calories or more below the military dietary allowance. The reasons for the reported low energy intakes isare unknown, but possible explanations are given in the report. Between 37 and 78 of all populations reported low total daily intakes of vitamin A. On the average, all groups ate about two meals per day. Percent dining hall utilization for RIK men was about 50, whereas RIK women had a percent dining hall utilization rate of 22. Overall, dining hall meals eaten by RIK personnel seemed to provide adequate nutrition, except vitamin A content should be higher and the percentage of fat calories lower.
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