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the menu. The calories derived from total dietary fat should not exceed 35 percent in the reduced calorie menu. Implementation procedures and exceptions to policy for a reduced calorie menu will be prescribed by each military service.

TABLE 3-1 Nutrient density index per 1000 calories for menu planning

Nutrient

Unit

Military diet amount

Reduced calorie menu amount

Protein

gm

33

53

Vitamin A

mcg RE

333

533

Ascorbic Acid

mg

25

40

Thiamin (B1)

mg

0.5

0.71

Riboflavin (B2)

mg

0.6

0.82

Niacin

mg

6.7

8.73

Calcium

mg

333

533

Phosphorus

mg

333

533

Magnesium

mg

125

200

Iron

mg

6.04

6.04

Sodium

mg

1700

1700

1 NDI for thiamin is based on a minimum recommended allowance of 1.0 mg/day.

2 NDI for riboflavin is based on a minimum recommended allowance of 1.2 mg/day.

3 NDI for niacin is based on a minimum recommended allowance of 13.0 mg/day.

4 Iron supplementation is recommended for female personnel subsisting on a 1500 kilocalories diet. Levels higher than 6 mg/1000 calories are difficult to attain in a conventional US diet.



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