Defining Total Fitness for the 21 st Century , Bethesda MD, 6-9 Dec 2009. Nutritional Fitness for Military Personnel. Scott J. Montain, Ph.D. U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine CAPT Mark B. Stephens, M.D. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
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Defining Total Fitness for the 21st Century , Bethesda MD, 6-9 Dec 2009
Nutritional Fitness for Military Personnel
Scott J. Montain, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
CAPT Mark B. Stephens, M.D.
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Nutrition is FHP Enabler
Providing the “right” stuff
Public / Private Dining
Meal, Ready to Eat
Meal, Cold Weather/LRP
UGR–B: Canned & Dehydrated Foods
UGR-H&S: Heat and serve ration
UGR-A: Heat & Serve+ Fresh, Perishable foods
Health Is not often the chief motive for young men to change eating behavior –
(vigor, appearance, performance)
Meiselman & MacFie, 1996
Nutrient Content Manipulation of ad lib diet
Ad lib food choice can be manipulated
Why are french fries & hotdogs cheaper than salad?
NIH-funded Cafeteria Study (Lowe, et. al., unpublished ongoing project)
Yale NSLP Study (Schwartz, Int. J. Behav. Nutr. Phys. Act. 2007)
”Sargent Choice” at Boston University