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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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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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Make no bones about it: Get enough magnesium!
Magnesium is important for healthy bones. Are you getting enough? Read more to find out how to get magnesium from food.
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Nutrition News

Childhood obesity
Obesity has become a major problem among children that leads to other serious health risks.
FDA Press Release: FDA and FTC issue warning letter to companies selling fraudulent STD products
The FDA and FTC have issued a warning to companies marketing unproven products to treat STDs.
Sources of dark green vegetables
“Dark green vegetables” are an important component of a healthy diet, but what vegetables other than broccoli are in this class?
Beware of Fraudulent "Dietary Supplements"
Federal regulators continue to warn consumers about tainted, dangerous products that are marketed as dietary supplements.
Calorie labels for restaurants and vending machines?
Concerned about calories when you eat out? The FDA is proposing calorie labeling for restaurants, food establishments, and vending machines with more than 20 locations.

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