The U.S. military’s military diet is getting a new makeover as it looks to help combat obesity, diabetes and other health problems linked to war and chronic stress.
The changes, announced by the service last month, are designed to better manage the stress of war and combat in ways that will also help combat chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol.
It’s part of an effort to boost morale, boost performance and make military life more enjoyable.
For instance, soldiers can now consume meals at the same time they’re on duty and receive an automatic “breakfast bar” to take in a drink.
The change in menus also includes changing the way soldiers are served at home and in the field.
They can now have breakfast and dinner with the same meal, so that soldiers have more time to get to the field before or after a long deployment, said Maj. Cmdr.
Matthew McDaniel, a military spokesman.
“These changes will improve the morale of all the service members who serve in this critical and often-dangerous environment,” he said.
“As a result, service members will be more confident to stay out of the elements during deployment, stay at home, and work at their desk during extended deployments.”
The military also announced plans to improve the diet of its troops during their deployments.
In the coming months, troops will receive a new food bar and meal bar and they will also receive a food service plan that will include suggestions on what they can eat.
The new meal bar will feature a serving of bacon, ham, turkey, cheese and other items, McDaniel said.
The military is also creating a new military dining area to accommodate more food.
That area will also include new seating that will allow soldiers to sit together with other troops, McDanielsaid.
The service is also adding additional snacks to its menu.
For example, the military is planning to add chocolate bars to some of its sandwiches and a bacon-wrapped chicken sandwich that includes ham and cheese and a side of fried chicken.
It also is adding salads to some sandwiches and adding a side salad with shredded lettuce, sour cream, bacon, cheese, mayonnaise and tomatoes.
Military officials said the new menus are aimed at reducing the stress that military personnel face and helping them to better cope with their deployments and combat.
They also are looking to make life easier for soldiers and their families, which are now expected to spend about $20 billion a year on food and other supplies.
The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are also looking at the changes.
The Pentagon said in a statement that the changes will allow for a faster return to duty for the troops and to better combat the spread of cancer.
“By making meal-time a priority, the changes make the service even more appealing for our troops,” McDaniel told reporters.
The changes also will make the military more accessible to the public.
The Defense Department plans to use a new smartphone app to provide daily news and information on food, nutrition, fitness and health.
As part of the change, the Pentagon will offer meal options for soldiers that are tailored to their specific needs and that can be purchased at military dining facilities.
But it is not clear how the changes, which include an overhaul of the military dining hall, will affect the health of the soldiers who will be serving in those facilities.
It is also unclear how much the changes are needed.
McDaniel said the military expects to continue serving troops at home for the next six months.