As any hard worker knows, hunger can be a highly detrimental distraction, leading to a loss of focus on the job. It’s important for the men and women defending our country to consume adequate nutritious goods that are easy to carry, open, and ingest during the stressful times in battle.
Until the 80’s, the military used bulky cans or cardboard cartons for its combat rations. You can see why improvements have been made in terms of the food packaging —kraft stand up pouches are heavy and don’t aren’t practical or conducive to soldiers’ lives during wartime. These brave fighters need healthy food packaged in lightweight containers that can be easily carried on their person and keep rations protected from outside contaminants and debris.
It’s so important to keep soldiers’ food safe and free from water, hot temperatures, chemicals, and bacteria as they live and fight in rugged and uncertain environments. Choosing strong, flexible retail packaging made of environmentally sound materials is key to ensuring the meals are protected and the packages aren’t littering and harming the earth. Stand up pouches and barrier bags help maintain the vitamin and nutritional content of food and can easily slip in a pocket or bag without putting an extra burden on soldiers.