Linear Programming has its origins in the 1940's, when complex planning problems needed to be solved to contribute to the wartime operations. The Diet Problem was one of those problems. My project deals with the formulation of my own diet problem tailored to my personal tastes where I minimize the cost of eating for one week while maintaining a healthy diet. I gathered data for different meals as well as nutritional information such as calorie count and number of servings. The formulation was eventually modified to introduce variety into the diet.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Linear programming; Menus--Analysis; Nutrition--Evaluation; Food prices
Rebecca E. Hill
Richard J. Orr
Ford, Matthew, "Matthew Ford's diet: An Application of the Diet Problem" (2006). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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