Background and Introduction to the Topic
IN PARTS II THROUGH VI the papers from workshop are included in the order in which they were presented. The chapters have undergone limited editorial change, have not been reviewed by an outside group, and represent the views of the individual authors. Selected questions directed toward the speakers and their responses are included to provide the flavor of the workshop discussion. The invited speakers were requested to submit a brief list of selected background papers before the workshop. These recommended readings, relevant citations collected by CMNR staff before the workshop, and selected citations from each chapter are included in the Selected Bibliography (Appendix C).
Part II includes three chapters. The interest of the Army in enhancing soldier performance and the research recently conducted at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) that centers on three areas—dietary macronutrients (carbo-hydrates), nutritional pharmacology (caffeine), and nutritional neuroscience (tyrosine) are summaried in the first chapter. The next two chapters, present a review of the complexity of developing operational rations for the military.