(a) Assist commanders and supervisors in ensuring that individuals who exceed body fat standards receive nutrition and weight reduction counseling from a registered dietitian, if available. If a
registered dietitian is not available, nutrition and weight reduction counseling may be provided by a health
care provider, to include nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or medical doctor.
(b) Identify those individuals who have a pathological condition requiring medical treatment.
(c) Evaluate Soldiers who exceed body fat standards in accordance with this regulation.
(d) Advise Soldiers that while various medical conditions, environmental conditions, functional
limitations (temporary or permanent physical profiles), and/or medications may contribute to weight gain,
they are still required to meet the body fat standard established in this regulation. The DCS, G-1 is the exception to policy approval authority (see para 3-17) for special considerations.
(e) Refer Soldiers to appropriate specialist for nutrition and exercise counseling, if indicated.
(f) At the request of a commander, provide education and information to Soldiers on healthy eating behaviors