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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

Eat a PBJ post-workout
Want a great post-workout meal?
Overweight recruits make it tough to fill military ranks
There have been a rash of articles in the news recently focusing on soldier fitness (or lack thereof).
Have your children drink more water for good health
Your child may not be drinking enough water to stay healthy.
What’s a health claim?
A recent FTC complaint against POM Wonderful products had us wondering what exactly a health claim is.
Eat at the table with your family
There are many reasons to sit down for a meal with your family.

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