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Protein and Amino Acids, 1999

P. 411. Washington, D.C.

National Academy Press

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Protein and Energy Content of Selected Operational Rations

Table E-1 shows the protein and energy content of the operational rations currently in use by the military. The information in this table is based on the pamphlet "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense."

Table E-1 Protein and Energy Content of Operational Rations

Ration

Total Energy (kcal/d)

Protein (g/%)

Protein/CHO

B

4300

140/13

0.24

T

4260a

174/16

0.30

Unitized Group Ration (UGR)

4350

152/14

0.26

Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE)

3900

127/13

0.25

Supplement

200

6/12

 

Go to War (GTW)

3900b

156/16

0.27

Pation, Cold Weather (RCW)

4500

90/8

0.13

Long-Range Patrol (LRP)

1560c

59/15

0.30

a Based on consumption of one breakfast and two lunch or dinner menus; the cold-weather supplement adds 1020 kcal.

b Designed to sustain an individual during early stages of mobilization—three meals may not be available each day.

c Designed to be an extended-life ration to sustain personnel during initial assault, special operations, and long-range missions.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, 1992



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The Role of Protein and Amino Acids in Sustaining and Enhancing Performance Protein and Amino Acids, 1999 P. 411. Washington, D.C. National Academy Press E Protein and Energy Content of Selected Operational Rations Table E-1 shows the protein and energy content of the operational rations currently in use by the military. The information in this table is based on the pamphlet "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense." Table E-1 Protein and Energy Content of Operational Rations Ration Total Energy (kcal/d) Protein (g/%) Protein/CHO B 4300 140/13 0.24 T 4260a 174/16 0.30 Unitized Group Ration (UGR) 4350 152/14 0.26 Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) 3900 127/13 0.25 Supplement 200 6/12   Go to War (GTW) 3900b 156/16 0.27 Pation, Cold Weather (RCW) 4500 90/8 0.13 Long-Range Patrol (LRP) 1560c 59/15 0.30 a Based on consumption of one breakfast and two lunch or dinner menus; the cold-weather supplement adds 1020 kcal. b Designed to sustain an individual during early stages of mobilization—three meals may not be available each day. c Designed to be an extended-life ration to sustain personnel during initial assault, special operations, and long-range missions. SOURCE: U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, 1992

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