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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

Food dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.
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.
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The online version of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available.
Choose a variety of foods for adequate calcium intake
Your body needs calcium for optimal bone health and a number of other functions essential to daily life.
First Lady visit to Fort Jackson will highlight the impact of obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment
First lady Michelle Obama will visit South Carolina this week to highlight the impact of childhood obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment.


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