Nutrition Standards and Education
o Renames the recommended nutrient standards, changing the term from Military Recommended Dietary Allowances to Military Dietary Reference Intakes (para 2-1).
o Updates the Military Dietary Reference Intakes and nutrient standards for operational and restricted rations to incorporate the Food and Nutrition Board’s Recommended Dietary Allowances, tenth revised edition, 1989; the Food and Nutrition Board’s Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride, 1997; the Food and Nutrition Board’s Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline, 2000; and the Food and Nutrition Board’s Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids, 2000 (tables 2-1 and 2-2).
o Expands information on survival rations to provide information on the Food Packet, Survival, General Purpose, Improved; the Food Packet, Survival, Abandon Ship; and the Food Packet, Survival, Aircraft/Life Raft (para 2-2e).
o Updates information on energy expenditures under various environmental conditions, such as cold, hot, or high altitude environments, to include data from recent studies (para 2-3).
o Deletes the majority of the previous nutrient discussion. This information is now included in USARIEM Technical Note 00/10: Military Dietary Reference Intakes: Rationale for Tabled Values.
o Establishes that the services are responsible for meeting the guidelines of AR 40-25/BUMEDINST 10110.6/AFI 44-141 in their food service programs.
o Deletes the nutrient density index and allows the services to determine their own standards for meeting the requirements outlined in AR 40-25/BUMEDINST 10110.6/AFI 44-141.
o Replaces AF Regulation 160-95.