The 1992-1993 Army Food Preference Survey
Final rept. Oct 1991-Dec 1993
GEO-CENTERS INC NEWTON CENTRE MA
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A food preference frequency-survey questionnaire was designed and administered to 2000 Army personnel, 93 percent of whom were enlisted. Surveys were conducted at 9 installations, 8 CONUS and 1 OCONUS. Three hundred and forty-two food names, representing 21 categories, were surveyed without reference to any type of ration. Demographic and general food preferencefrequency information was also collected. Results indicated that, since the last Army survey 20 years before, substantial preference shifts have occurred for certain food preparations. The survey also identified some high preference foods, never surveyed before, that confirmed recent consumer preference trends reported for the U.S. Other never-surveyed items were liked but were unfamiliar to one-third or more of the respondents. Preference and frequencies were categorized into lists of 25 most and least preferred, the 25 most and least frequently desired and the 25 most unfamiliar never tried items. Ranked preferences and frequencies for all food names were provided, as well as ranked preferences by food category. The finding that Italian1 Mexican and Chinese cooking styles were most preferred was generally supported by high preference ratings for food names representing these cuisines.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition