Passive Nutrition Intervention in a Military-Operated Garrison Dining Facility, Fort Devens 2
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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In January 1988, the second nutrition assessment of 52 male soldier volunteers from Ft. Devens, Massachusetts, subsisting in Consolidated Dining Facility 2 was completed. This study was planned as a passive nutrition intervention study in an attempt to moderate soldiers high intakes of cholesterol at the breakfast meal. The study was completed by the Military Nutrition Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine USARIEM, in response to a tasking from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics ODCSLOG and is the fourth in a continuing series of nutrition assessments of soldiers subsisting in garrison dining facilities. The purpose of the garrison dining facility studies is to evaluate the impact of nutrition initiatives planned to moderate soldiers sodium, fat and cholesterol intakes and provide soldiers low calorie menu selections. Nutrient intakes were evaluated by comparing average daily nutrient intakes, expressed as group means, with the Office of the Surgeon General Military Recommended Dietary Allowances. Previous garrison dining facility nutrition studies results indicated that test subjects average daily cholesterol intakes were at least two times the levels 300 mgday recommended by the American Heart Association, the National Cholesterol Education Program and others. Fifty to sixty percent of total daily cholesterol was obtained at breakfast meals with egg entrees contributing 70 to 80 of breakfast cholesterol.
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