The Ministry of Defence is testing "variety" ration packs in an effort to make the food troops eat on military operations more varied and palatable.
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The move follows an overhaul of operational ration packs (ORPs) last summer by the Defence Catering Group to develop healthier, more diverse menus, including things such as chicken balti and rice.
The Army has for some time been examining how to make rations more healthy and nutritional generally, in an effort to tackle conditions such as obesity and heart disease, while keeping troops' performing at a high level.
In the current experiment, the Army has created variety boxes of ORPs, each of which contains six different menus.
The new packs have already been tested by troops on exercises and a shipment has been sent to troops serving in Afghanistan.
|All the taste… but more choice|