Between-Meal Food Intake for Reservists Training in the Field
Final rept. Jun 1988-Apr 1989
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Soldiers take non-ration food items to the field to supplement the A- ration and Meals, Ready-to-Eat MRE foods that are served. The adequacy of data analyses of nutrient intakes in the field depends on whether the foods eaten between-meals are included in the analyses. During 8 days of work in the field in a hot environment by a reserve field medical unit, the intake if between-meal foods and fluids accounted for 25 of the total energy intake. About 27 of the between-meal foods and fluids were beverages. The soldiers skipped 13 of the A- ration meals with a majority 55.5 skipping breakfast. MRE consumption for the reservists at the lunch meal in this study 44 was much lower than the 70-80 reported previously for active duty soldiers when consumption of non-ration between-meal foods was strongly discouraged.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition