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A binary programming mathematical approach for serving healthy and palatable secondary school menu

Sufahani, S.F. and Kek, S.L. (2018) A binary programming mathematical approach for serving healthy and palatable secondary school menu. In: A letter on applications of mathematics and statistics. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

School children need to eat a well balance nutritious food that provides enough nutrients for development, preservation and restoration of the human body. Proper nutrient can prevent any undesirable diseases and infections. Recently, medical discovery shows that by consuming well balanced nutritious food, it can help to prevent and diminish the risks of cancer and heart failure. Serving healthier meals is a major step towards achieving one of the objectives for this study but assembling a well balance and nutritious menu by hand is complex, ineffective and takes time. The objective of this paper is to develop a mathematical method for menu scheduling that satisfy the entire nutrient requirement for school children, reducing the processing time of optimal solution, minimize cost and also serve variety type of food every day. The data was obtained from the Ministry of Health Malaysian and also school authorities. Binary Programming along with optimization method was used to solve this problem. In future, this model can be implemented to other menu problems such as for sports, militaries, universities, hospitals and nursing homes.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Binary Programming, Mathematical Modeling, Menu Scheduling, Decision Making, Optimization.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 02:41
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 02:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11866
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