Ration Evaluations for Disaster Situations



The Ration Evaluation Study is designed to understand the cultural acceptance of different emergency rations among the Baltimore public. We are working to develop a tool for the evaluation of rations, and we will evaluate the taste, packaging, and usefulness of various emergency rations.

Primary Aims

  • Which rations (ingredients, condiments, accessories) would be most accepted by the Baltimore public?

  • What foods in rations are most palatable and what needs to be improved upon; how can we make a better ration?

  • Is there enough variety in rations for long term (more than 1-2 days) consumption?

  • What additional components (e.g., antiseptic wipes, condiments, etc.) would be useful to have in rations given to communities in disaster situations?