Assessing Readiness in Military Women: The Relationship of by Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board, Nutrition,

By Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board, Nutrition, and Health of Military Women Committee on Body Composition

U.S. army body of workers are required to stick to criteria of physique composition, health, and visual appeal to accomplish and keep readiness - that's, the upkeep of optimal overall healthiness and function in order that they are prepared for deployment at any second. In 1992, the Committee on army foodstuff examine reviewed the prevailing criteria and located, between different issues, that the criteria for physique composition required for girls to accomplish an visual appeal objective looked as if it would clash with these essential to make sure the skill to accomplish many sorts of army projects. This document addresses that clash, and reports and makes thoughts approximately present rules governing physique composition and health, in addition to postpartum return-to-duty criteria, army suggested nutritional Allowances, and actual task and dietary practices of army girls to figure out their person and collective effect at the healthiness, health, and readiness of active-duty girls.

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Although Army, Navy, and Marine Corps personnel must supply recent photos of themselves to their selection (promotion) boards (this practice has been eliminated by the Air Force and de-emphasized by the Navy), appearance judgments can be rendered at any time. When these involve a suspicion of overweight (as opposed to untidy uniforms or other details of appearance), the individual must be weighed and may be required to have a body fat determination, and if necessary, to enter the weight management program (with attendant career consequences).

All military personnel are required to adhere to standards of body composition, physical fitness, and appearance1 that are believed to promote readiness. 1 The appearance standard is a policy enunciated by the Department of Defense (DoD) and shared among, but described slightly differently by, each branch of the Services. 1 (1995), "Physical Fitness and Body Fat Programs," "maintaining desirable body composition is an integral part of physical fitness, general health, and military appearance" (p.

CARLSON-NEWBERRY, Program Officer SUSAN M. KNASIAK-RALEY, Research Assistant DONNA F. ALLEN (through September 5, 1997), Senior Project Assistant MELISSA L. VAN DOREN (from September 22, 1997), Project Assistant Page v COMMITTEE ON MILITARY NUTRITION RESEARCH ROBERT O. NESHEIM (Chair), Salinas, California WILLIAM R. BEISEL, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland GAIL E. BUTTERFIELD, Nutrition Studies, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Program in Human Biology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California WANDA L.

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