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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.

Performance Nutrition

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

Fighting Weight Strategies

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

Nutrition FAQs

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

Family Nutrition

Nutrition basics for you and your family.

Combat Rations Database

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

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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Eating on the road again
Taking a holiday road trip? Make sure your car isn’t the only “vehicle” that’s properly fueled.

Nutrition News

Are you at risk for Female Athlete Triad?
Learn how the Female Athlete Triad affects health and performance and how you can prevent it.
Make your meals a veggie victory
Learn ways to give your meal a nutrient-packed punch by increasing your veggie intake.
How much protein?
Every body’s protein needs are different. Find out how to calculate your own protein needs to optimize your performance.
Countdown to end childhood obesity
Millions of kids are overweight or obese, but together we can put an end to that. It’s as easy as “5-2-1-0.”
Energy drinks and teens don’t mix
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular among teens, but they provide no health benefit and can even be harmful.

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