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

U.S. army group of workers are required to stick to criteria of physique composition, health, and visual appeal to accomplish and continue readiness - that's, the upkeep of optimal overall healthiness and function so that they are prepared for deployment at any second. In 1992, the Committee on army food examine reviewed the prevailing criteria and located, between different issues, that the criteria for physique composition required for girls to accomplish an visual appeal target appeared to clash with these essential to make sure the skill to accomplish many varieties of army projects. This file addresses that clash, and studies and makes techniques approximately present rules governing physique composition and health, in addition to postpartum return-to-duty criteria, army prompt nutritional Allowances, and actual task and dietary practices of army ladies to figure out their person and collective effect at the health and wellbeing, health, and readiness of active-duty ladies.

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The committee recommended that body composition standards be based primarily on considerations of task performance and health and that they be validated with regard to the ethnic diversity of the military population. In addition, the committee recommended the development of task-specific performance tests; development of objective appearance standards, if these could be deemed necessary; and continuation of research on the relationships among body composition, health, and physical (Footnote continued from previous page) smart," one of the two goals of weight control.

Costello; staff officer Sydne J. Carlson-Newberry; research assistants Susan M. Knasiak-Raley and Sheila A. Moats, former senior project assistant Donna F. Allen, project assistant Melissa L. Van Doren, Reports and Information Office director Michael A. Edington and associate Claudia M. Carl, National Academy of Sciences librarians Susan Fourt and Julie Walko. Additionally, the committee would like to thank editor Judith Grumstrup-Scott, members of the military liaison panel, and the individuals and organizations who provided information and materials.

S. Department of Agriculture Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland JOHN E. C. DOUGLAS W. WILMORE, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Food and Nutrition Board Liaison JOHANNA T. S. Army Grant Representative HARRIS R. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Massachusetts Staff REBECCA B. COSTELLO (from July 15, 1996), Project Director SYDNE J. CARLSON-NEWBERRY, Program Officer SUSAN M. KNASIAK-RALEY, Research Assistant DONNA F.

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