Use the suggested menus contained in the Supply Bulletin (SB) 10-260 (Master
Menu) as a planning guide. Include short-order and ethnic menus. Separate
specialty or short-order dining facilities may not be established at an installation.
In this case, make every effort to offer short-order items for both lunch and dinner
meals. At some installations, the mission ( such as basic training) or the dining
facility design (for example, having only one serving line) precludes offering
short-order menus on a regular basis. In this case, offer the short-order menu as
well as the regular menu during the dinner meal and on weekends.
In planning the menu consider--
Nutritional adequacy in accordance with AR 40-25 (Nutrition Allowances,
Standards, and Education).
Troop food habits.
Menu variety such as the color, shape, flavor, texture, and temperature of food
Low-calorie entrees. Obtain help in planning these menus or entrees by
consulting the food advisor (FA) or the local dietitian.
Ensure that the A-Ration menu for inactive duty for training (IDT) and annual
training (AT) is as prescribed in SB 10-263 and as amended by the component
menu board. U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) prescribes the meal-day
sequence that CONUSA RC units follow. RC units in the U.S. Army Europe
(USAREUR) and the U.S. Army Western Command (WESTCOM) follow the
meal-day sequence that the respective command prescribes.
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