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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

Nutrition FAQs

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

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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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Underfueling can lead to underperformance
Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel for performance, so what happens when you skimp on carbohydrates?
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Nutrition News

Nutrition strategies for the amputee
HPRC offers some tips on how to eat to improve health and prevent weight gain after an amputation.
Will vitamin D keep the doctor away?
Vitamin D is needed for a healthy immune system. But can it help you get over your cold faster?
Is stress making you overeat?
Many people fall prey to stress eating. Here are some tips to manage your stress and maintain a healthy weight.
Intermittent fasting—long-term results?
Intermittent fasting has become a popular way to lose weight. But it is an effective and, more important, safe way to lose weight?
Retrain your brain: Mindful eating for the holidays
Mindful eating can help you relish in holiday meals without overindulging.

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