Accession Number:

ADA232868

Title:

Review of Army Food Related Operations in Hot Desert Environments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct-Dec 1990

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The climate and terrain in the Operation Desert ShieldStorm ODS area of operations are typical for a low, hot desert. This how, dry, windy environment has significant impact on feeding and food management. In order to identify specific issues associated with this type environment a literature review was conducted. The literature review led to several conclusions and recommendations which could be applied immediately to improve the quality and acceptability of food and ensure adequate fluid intake thus ensuring adequate consumption and reducing the probability of heat casualties among ODS personnel. Strategies to ensure that personnel. Strategies to ensure that personnel exercise necessary discipline toward maintaining optimum hydration and nutritional status should be implemented as soon as possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE