Army Meals Undergo ‘Million Dollar Overhaul’ to Offer More Healthy, Dietary-Specific Choices

LAST UPDATED: December 14, 2021

​​​Source: DVIDS
Author:​ Jenn DeHaan

(MHS Headlines)

FORT KNOX, Ky. – Fort Knox offered a menu tasting event in Cantigny Dining Facility Oct. 5 as one of the final steps in implementing updates to Army dining that promises to provide more expansive food choices for Soldiers.

One of the newest members of the Fort Knox dining facility team, Dana Womack said the new menu consists of a great deal more vegetarian and gluten-free items, nutritionally sound foods, and health-conscious preparation techniques.

“As the new Food Program manager, my goal is to refocus nutrition in all installation Warrior Restaurants," said Womack. “This starts with reimagining the dining experience at Fort Knox to include quality, selection, presentation, training and infrastructure.

“It's about giving every Soldier the opportunity to have access to optimum nutrition while taking their dietary needs into consideration."

The new program is part of a million dollar overhaul to the existing “Go for Green" color coding system designed to show Soldiers which food options are healthiest, according to Womack. She said while it's not yet mandated Army-wide as it undergoes final changes, a number of installations have already implemented the new menus.

The hope, according to Womack, is for Fort Knox to have these new changes fully rolled out by mid-November.

For more details see full article here​.​​

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