The activities of the Food and Nutrition Board's Committee on Military Nutrition Research (CMNR, the committee) have been supported since 1994 by grant DAMD17-94-J-4046 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). This report fulfills the final reporting requirement of the grant, and presents a summary of activities for the grant period from December 1, 1994 through May 31, 1999. During this grant period, the CMNR has met from three to six times each year in response to issues that are brought to the committee through the Military Nutrition and Biochemistry Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick, Massachusetts, and the Military Operational Medicine Program of USAMRMC at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The CMNR has submitted five workshop reports (plus two preliminary reports), including one that is a joint project with the Subcommittee on Body Composition, Nutrition, and Health of Military Women; three letter reports, and one brief report, all with recommendations, to the Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, since September 1995 and has a brief report currently in preparation. These reports are summarized in the following activity report with synopses of additional topics for which reports were deferred pending completion of military research in progress. This activity report includes as appendixes the conclusions and recommendations from the nine reports and has been prepared in a fashion to allow rapid access to committee recommendations on the topics covered over the time period.
Institute of Medicine. 1999. Committee on Military Nutrition Research: Activity Report 1994-1999. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9633.
|Background and Introduction||3-8|
|Not Eating Enough: Overcoming Underconsumption of Military Operational Rations||9-12|
|A Review of the Revision of the Medical Services Nutrition Allowances, Standards, and Education||13-16|
|A Review of Issues Related to Iron Status in Women During U.S. Army Basic Combat Training||17-20|
|Nutritional Needs in Cold and in High-Altitude Environments||21-24|
|Pennington Biomedical Research Center September 1996 Site Visit||25-28|
|Emerging Technologies for Nutrition Research||29-32|
|Assessing Readiness in Military Women||33-36|
|Reducing Stress Fracture in Physically Active Military Women||37-40|
|A Review of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress in Military Personnel||41-44|
|Military Strategies for Sustainment of Nutrition and Immune Function in the Field||45-48|
|The Role of Protein and Amino Acids in Sustaining and Enhancing Performance||49-52|
|A: Meetings of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research||59-64|
|B: Biographical Sketches of Members of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research||65-76|
|C: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Workshop Report: Not Eating Enough||77-94|
|D: Letter Report: Review of the Revision of the Medical Services Nutrition Allowances, Standards, and Education (AR 40-25, 1985)||95-120|
|E: Letter Report: Review of Issues Related to Iron Status of Women During U.S. Army Basic Combat Training||121-140|
|F: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Workshop Report: Nutrional Needs in Cold and in High-Altitude Environments||141-162|
|G: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Brief Report: Pennington Biomedical Research Center September 1996 Site Visit||163-184|
|H: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Workshop Report: Emerging Technologies for Nutrition Research||185-206|
|I: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Workshop Report: Assessing Readiness in Military Women||207-218|
|J: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Brief Report: Reducing Stress Fractures in Physically Active Military Women||219-228|
|K: Letter Report: Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress in Military Personnel||229-256|
|L: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Workshop Report: Military Strategies for Sustainment of Nutrition and Immune Function in the Field||257-282|
|M: Conclusions and Recommendations from the Workshop Report: The Role of Protein and Amino Acids in Sustaining and Enhancing Performance||283-290|
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