Korea: Nutrition and Feeding of Korean Armed Forces
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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH BETHESDA MD
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This report documents the activities of Dr. John B. Youmans, Director of Field Studies and member of the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense ICNND, National Institutes of Health, who visited the Republic of Korea in March of 1959. During his visit, the programs and progress in nutrition since the 1956 health survey were discussed with U.S. and Korean officials, and the status of the programs was evaluated. He concluded that an excellent program in nutrition has been organized in the Republic of Korea ROK Armed Forces and is being maintained. Some areas for improvement remain, and plans have been made for their effectuation. To a large measure, the programs performance has been the result of the work of the ROKA Food Advisor, Captain Lundy, and his staff, the Korean offices and organizations concerned, and the support given by higher authorities in the United States and Korea. However, there still exists a danger of interference and damage to the program with the proposal for withdrawal of MAP support for ROK Armed Forces subsistence and changes in ration procurement procedures. An excellent opportunity exists for the strengthening of laboratory support for the nutrition program the laboratory facilities for the nutrition survey of 1956 were given by the U.S. Armys 406th Laboratory in Japan. A spot check of nutritional status seems desirable, and the assignment of a U.S. Nutrition Officer for a period of 3-6 months is desirable and acceptable.
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