Accession Number:

ADA229057

Title:

Effect of Food, Diet and Nutrition on Military Readiness and Preparedness of Army Personnel and Dependents in a Peacetime Environment

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 29 Jul 1989-28 Jul 1990,

Corporate Author:

PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER BATON ROUGE LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

Five projects are underway at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center PBRC. A clinical research laboratory is operational and supporting U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine USARIEM field research in sites ranging from Alaska to Bolivia. A stable isotope laboratory supports USARIEM research by determining energy expenditure in the field. The Fort Polk Hear Smart Project has completed an assessment of nutritional and exercise habits of military wives. At Fort Polk, a project that evaluates screening for cardiovascular risk factors and a project that assesses a health promotion model in military families are underway. The Diet, Neurotransmitters and Behavior research team are conducting basic research in the effect of diet on behavior through biochemical, physiologic and behavioral assessment of students. The Menu Modification Project has analyzed and altered Army menus and is performing sensory testing of the modifications prior to an analysis of project objectives. emk

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE