THE BASIC LEVEL OF FEEDING: A COMPARISON OF MILITARY AND COMPARABLE CIVILIAN FOOD UTILIZATION

A survey of food utilization in five civilian organizations considered comparable to the military, including a state university, a professional football team, a law enforcement academy, a merchant marine ship, and an off-shore oil drilling rig, has been conducted. Results indicate that the level of feeding within these organizations is generally somewhat higher than in the military. In view of the findings, the cost of the military ration as determined by the Food Cost Index, including recent and planned changes to the Index which will increase the cost of the ration to approximately that of the civilian average, is considered to be reasonable and appropriate. Twenty six tables are included covering food consumption, food expenditures by group, grade specifications, nutritional value and actual as well as comparative feeding costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Natick Laboratories

    Operations Research and Systems Analysis Office
    Natick, MA  United States  01760
  • Authors:
    • Brandler, P
    • Chang, C M
    • DEACON, R
    • Frey, A E
    • Livingston, G E
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Army Natick Laboratories
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-43 OR/SA Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM