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What are the elements of Operational rations?
- 1. Individual Rations (MRE)
- 2. Group Feeding Rations
Total calories from fat should not exceed what percentage?
The MRE may be consumed as the sole ration for up to how many days?
How long can the Restricted rations be consumed for?
Up to 10 days
What are the two elements of Restricted Rations?
- 1. Food Packets
- 2. Long-Range Patrol Rations
How many calories does the General Purpose Improved Ration (GP-I) contain?
How many calories does the Abandon Ship and Aircraft/Life Raft ration contain?
What is the name of the manual where basic nutrient information on all rations is available?
NATICK PAM 30-25, Operational Rations of the DOD
When using reference measures for weight and height, what are the average height and weight used for males and females?
- Men: 174 lbs (79 kg) and 69 inches (175 cm)
- Women: 136 lbs (62kg) and 64 inches (163 cm)
In cold weather (32-57 degrees F), how many extra calories per day should you consume?
- 1. 5-10% or 54 calories
- 2. 62 calories/kg body weight when troops maneuver for prolonged periods (2 hours or more)
In hot weather (86-104 degrees F), how many extra calories per day should be consumed?
When performing high altitude operations greater than 10,000 feet, how many calories per day should be consumed?
6,000-7,000 calories per day.
How many carbohydrates should be consumed daily?
50-55% of total calories consumed
What is the recommended protein consumption per day?
0.8-1.5 grams protein per kg body weight.
- Men: 63-119 g/day
- Women: 50-93 g/day
10-15% of total energy
In military dining facilities, menu planners will establish menus with what percent of calories from fat?
Saturated fat should be limited to what percent of total calories?
Cholesterol should be limited to no more than how many mg/day?
During periods of light to moderate activity in a temperate climate, an intake of how many quarts per 1,000 calories expended should be consumed?
1 quart of beverage per 1,000 calories expended
It is recommended troops consume approximately _?_ quarts of beverage per day when working in warm weather.
Working at high altitude increases water needs to approximately ? quarts per day.
What are the three conditions justify the use of a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage?
- 1. Continuous physical activity beyond 3 hours.
- 2. poor nutritional intake of less than 1,000 calories QD.
- 3. When sweat loss is high and electrolytesare not replaced by diet.
How do you properly prepare a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage?
Carbohydrate from sugars or starch in a concentration of 5-12% and electrolytes provided as 10-30 mEq of Na Q/l and 2-5 mEq of K Q/l.
When sing a commercial carbohydrate-electrolyte mix, what should you diluted the beverage to?
5-12 % concentration
Military dining facilities will offer reduced calorie menus at how many calories per day?
1500-1600 calories per day
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