Soldiers' nutrition improves with healthier menus, study says

03/25/2013 | United Press International

A study conducted at five dining facilities at Fort Bragg, N.C., found that using color-coded "Go for Green" nutrition cards and offering a healthier menu that included a lean-meat or vegetarian entree led to significant nutritional improvements and a reduction in fat intake among soldiers, Army researchers said. Data for the study, which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, was collected through surveys and digital photography of dinner plates before and after meals.

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