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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competencies and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report presents a summary of activities of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research (CMNR) from April 1, 1992, through November 30, 1994. Many of the activities mentioned here have resulted in reports that were previously published or submitted as letter reports to the sponsor and as such were reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. This activities summary has not been separately reviewed and represents an overview of all activities during the project period as designated.

The Institute of Medicine was chartered in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to enlist distinguished members of the appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. In this, the Institute acts under both the Academy's 1863 congressional charter responsibility to be an adviser to the federal government and its own initiative in identifying issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine.

The activities of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research (CMNR) from April 1, 1992, through November 30, 1994, were supported by Grant no. DAMD17-92-J-2003 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. The preparation of this report and partial funding for reports produced from October 20, 1994 through November 30, 1994 were supported by Grant No. DAMD17-94-J-4046 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command through the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.

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