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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 body 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 wellbeing and fitness and function in order that they are prepared for deployment at any second. In 1992, the Committee on army food learn reviewed the present criteria and located, between different issues, that the factors for physique composition required for girls to accomplish an visual appeal target 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 experiences and makes concepts approximately present guidelines governing physique composition and health, in addition to postpartum return-to-duty criteria, army instructed nutritional Allowances, and actual job and dietary practices of army ladies to figure out their person and collective influence at the well-being, health, and readiness of active-duty ladies.

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Yates and former acting director Carol Suitor, and the staff of the BCNH committee: former study director Bernadette M. Marriott, current study director Rebecca B. 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.

12D, 1995) Continued Page 8 TABLE S-1 ContinuedPractice or PolicyDoD Directive/InstructionArmyNavyAir ForceMarine CorpsCoast GuardPostpartum continued No policy regarding breastfeeding No policy regarding breastfeeding No policy regarding breastfeeding Exempt from weight standards for up to 6 monthsNOTE: DoD, Department of Defense; BF, body fat; PRT, physical readiness test; NAVOP, Naval Operational Message; COMDTINST, Commandant Instruction; AR, Army Regulation; NAVADMIN, Naval Administrative Message; DoDI, Department of Defense Instruction; OPNAVINST, Naval Operations Instruction; Vo2max, maximal oxygen consumption; AFI, Air Force Instruction; FM, Field Manual; MCO, Marine Corps Order.

A daily supplement of 30 mg of ferrous iron (IOM, 1990) is recommended during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. During pregnancy and lactation, women should abstain from smoking. The BCNH committee recommends that pregnant women without obstetrical or medical complications engage in moderate levels of physical activity to maintain cardiovascular and muscular fitness throughout the pregnancy and the postpartum period. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG, 1994) has published guidelines that should be used to Page 18 advise pregnant active-duty women to modify their physical fitness program.

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