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requires follow-up evaluation as to its effectiveness and ways it can be improved.

The CMNR believes that the military services, through their pool of volunteer personnel, offer an excellent and often unique opportunity to generate research data and statistics on the nutrition, health, and stress reduction in service personnel. These findings can be directly applied to improving both the health and the performance of military personnel and those of the general U.S. population.

The Committee on Military Nutrition Research is pleased to participate with the Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, in programs related to the nutrition and health of U.S. military personnel. The CMNR hopes that this information will be useful to the U.S. Department of Defense in developing programs that continue to improve the lifetime health and well-being of service personnel.

REFERENCES

Rose, M.S., and D.E. Carlson 1986. Effects of A Ration meals on body weight during sustained field operations. Technical Report 2–87. Natick, Mass.: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.


U.S. Department of the Army 1995. Revised policy on sole source consumption of Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE). June 21. Washington, D.C.


Vanderveen, J.E., T.H. Allen, G.F. Gee, and R.E. Chapin 1977. Importance of body fat burden on composition of loss in body mass of men [abstract]. Second International Congress on Obesity, October 23–26, Washington, D.C.



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