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The exceptional demands placed on military personnel make good nutrition crucial. HPRC provides information on nutrition that is based on solid research. If you can't find the answer to your Nutrition question in our resources, click the button below.

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Nutrition Resources

ABCs of Nutrition

From recommended daily allowances to the rules about ingredient labels, here's where you can find information about what to eat and how to know what's in it.

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Performance Nutrition

Go beyond the basics and learn about specific nutrition topics geared towards enhancing the Warfighter’s performance during workouts, training, and missions.

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Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

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Nutrition FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about nutrition for warriors and their families.

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Family Nutrition

Nutrition basics for you and your family.

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Combat Rations Database

An interactive website with up-to-date nutritional information on individual combat ration menus and individual food components packed inside them.

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Go for Green®

A DoD-approved program designed to assist the military community in making nutritionally-sound food choices. For Warfighters, leaders, healthcare and food-service professionals.

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Nutrition News

Free summer meals for kids
Kids can get free, nutritious meals even when school is out. Read more to learn how.
Choose a better granola bar
There are hundreds of granola bars on the market, but not all are created equal. “Raise the bar” on yours for better nutrition and satisfaction.
What should I look for in sports drinks?
Sports drinks are popular products for fueling and hydration during workouts. Learn about what your sports drink should contain and how they stack up to nutrient recommendations for performance.
Got (chocolate) milk?
It’s important to replenish your body after working out. Chocolate milk provides essential nutrients and is inexpensive, easy to find, and tasty.
Separating fact from fiction online
There are thousands of websites that report on nutrition topics, tips, and trends. Which ones are questionable, and how do you spot the reputable sources?

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