Accession Number:

ADA502859

Title:

Australian Defence Force Nutritional Requirements in the 21st Century (Version 1)

Descriptive Note:

General document

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) HUMAN PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This report addresses the determinants of military nutritional requirements-that is, the relevant variables that determine the types and quantities of foods necessary to support ADF training and operations-and the current state of knowledge about nutritional requirements. It also includes recommendations on nutritional standards for ADF rationing systems, and suggests areas of research that will help fill the gaps in our knowledge. Nutritional standards are recommended for fresh i.e. in-barracks or garrison feeding and for combat ration packs. These standards are based largely on the Nutrient Reference Values recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for Australia and New Zealand, but include specific Military Nutrient Reference Values for certain key nutrients.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE