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Nutrition Resources

Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by nutrition experts at HPRC on topics you asked about.

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Tools, Apps, & Videos

These online calculators, apps for your mobile devices, videos, and more can help you make healthy nutrition choices.

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The Basics

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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Guides and Publications

How to eat for peak performance.

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Fighting Weight Strategies

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

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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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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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Food and color additives: What are they?
If you read product labels, you know there are numerous “mystery” ingredients in many foods. This FDA brochure takes some of the mystery away.
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Nutrition News

The calorie label initiative: How many calories are in your beverage?
Following a lead from First Lady Michelle Obama to combat obesity, several beverage-industry companies are voluntarily putting the total calories on the front labels of their non-alcoholic beverages.
Women and heart disease
Heart disease is the number-one killer for both men and women. Do you know how to reduce your risk?
Relaxation beverages: Don’t believe the hype
A new wave of beverage products is gaining attention, aimed at helping us relax, reducing our anxiety, and helping us sleep.
Are military mess halls hurting our Armed Forces?
Slate.com has an opinion piece on the Army's "Soldier Athlete" food program that was initiated last fall.
Consume less salt
The daily recommended intake has gone down.

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