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I find the new Army food labeling system amazing ("Going for green," article, Nov. 23). Even with the green, amber and red labels it doesn’t matter, as one will eat no matter what color of label it is.

This comes without regard to how the body may react and respond. What your mind loves and likes, your body might dislike and responds accordingly, i.e. stuffed/bloated feeling, allergic reactions and/or weight gain/loss.

Many health-related publications, books, food chart pyramids and new-age nutritionists (Drs. Andrew Weil, Joseph Mercola and Michael Lam) can lead to a better way to health.

Through education, self-motivation efforts and an eating habit change (consciously eating for a healthy body — "soldier athlete"), results will show.

The Army dining facilities should rethink the labeling.

For example, the amber label [takes the place of — eliminates] the red label, and then the green label proactively works to become the dominant label. Thus, the long-term goal should be 80 percent of the food consumed comes from the green label, while 20 percent comes from the amber label. I then believe you have an excellent recipe for the soldier athlete.

Bruce NeihartAl Udeid Air Base, Qatar


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