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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

Hemp products: Are they allowed?
Hemp is found in many food products, but what are the service policies on the use of these products?
Go for Green®: The basics
Get the scoop on DoD’s new food-identification program designed to help you optimize your nutrition.
Performance Triad update
The U.S. Army rolled out the Performance Triad a few months ago. So, what’s new?
Choose Foods First!
National Nutrition Month reminds us to choose tasty, nutrient-rich food first before you consider a dietary supplement.
National Nutrition Month® 2014
It’s the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ National Nutrition Month® again! This year’s focus is all about good taste.

All Nutrition Blog Entries