By Jan Davis
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Washington, DC--The Navy's Nutrition And Weight Control Self-Study Guide, designed to help Sailors and Marines manage their weight safely and effectively, is now on line.
"I didn't write this for the health care professional," said LT Leslie Cox, MSC, a registered dietitian who edited and wrote the guide. "I wrote it for one person--the Sailor or Marine who has trouble keeping within body fat standards."
According to Cox, nutrition programs officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), the guide is written in simple, straight-forward language that even people who have very little knowledge of nutrition will understand. She expects the guide to be particularly helpful to individuals who serve in isolated areas or who are deployed and don't have a hospital or clinic with a dietitian to help them lose weight.
More than a dozen health specialists collaborated on the guide, which includes information about basic nutrition, exercising to lose weight, food labeling, eating away from home, and recipe modification.
The guide will be available through the BUPERS Homepage at http://www.ncts.navy.mil/homepages/bupers/weight.html.
For individuals who don't have Internet access, Cox will provide an WordPerfect 6.1 copy of the guide on a 3 1/2 inch disk in exchange for a unused, formatted disk and a self-addressed return label. Mail them to: LT Leslie Cox, MSC, BUPERS, PERS-601C, 2 Navy Annex, Washington, DC 20370-6010.
Printed copies can also be ordered from the Navy Supply System. The stock number is 0500-LP-009-8780. There is a 25 per order limit.
Navy & Marine Corps Medical News (MEDNEWS) Release #96-49, dated December 12, 1996
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