Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.J.14. Nutritional Strategies. Identify and demonstrate nutritional strategies to maintain health and enhance soldier performance. Assess efficacy of selected nutrients, food components, and feeding strategies in enhancing physical and mental performance and promoting nutritional health of soldiers during sustained and continuous operations at all climatic extremes. By FY95, determine efficacy of modified garrison dining facility menus and nutritional health and fitness education materials in promoting the consumption of a healthy diet. By FY97, complete animal and human laboratory studies of selected performance enhancing nutrients and food components (i.e., carbohydrate electrolyte beverages, glycerol, caffeine, tyrosine). By FY98, in collaboration with the Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, conduct an initial field demonstration of performance enhancing ration components.

Supports: Guidelines for development of performance optimizing rations; Army Modernization Plan, Medical Annex O—Project, Sustain, and Protect the Force—prevent environmental injury and degradation of soldier performance; DoD Executive Agent for Nutrition.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Dr. Fred Hegge MAJ Mark Seymour LTC Dunham
MRMC SARD-TM CSS Battle Lab
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