Alerts

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

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Announcements

New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

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HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

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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.

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.

See the tabs below for targeted information about nutrition in the United States.

General Recommendations

MyPlate
This easy-to-understand nutrition guide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture can help you make healthier food choices for yourself and your family.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Nutrition basics
Helps consumers sort through nutrition research and advice.

Nutrient Recommendations
This site provides information on recommended dietary intakes of nutrients – Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA).

Performance Nutrition

HPRC Logo H-Man PNGGoing the distance: How to eat for endurance events
Eating right goes hand-in-hand with preparing for an endurance event such as a marathon. Learn more about nutrition for endurance events.

Infosheets and Postcards

Nutrition Infosheets and Postcards
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Peak Nutrition: Sodium Facts

Created for use by the Army’s Strong B.A.N.D.S. program, this postcard provides information about sodium and how to choose foods that are low in sodium.

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Alcohol: Bad for the Bones

Created for use by the Army’s Strong B.A.N.D.S. program, this postcard can help you learn about how alcohol affects performance.

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Body Fat Comparisons by Service

HPRC compiled body composition requirements for the various services in this single infosheet for ease of reference and comparison.

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Healthy Living for Children and Families

Created for use by the Army’s Strong B.A.N.D.S. program, this postcard provides nutritional information for raising healthy kids that works for adults too.

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Nutrition: Your Child and Sports Drinks

Created for use by the Army’s Strong B.A.N.D.S. program, this postcard discusses the impact of sports drinks on children and adolescents.

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An Athlete's Guide to Nutrient Timing

An HPRC and Strong B.A.N.D.S. postcard on nutrition and nutrient timing for athletes.

*This card should be used with "Fueling for Training and Ops."

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Fueling for Training and Ops

An HPRC and Strong B.A.N.D.S. postcard on the special nutritional needs of Warfighters.

*This card should be used with "An Athlete's Guide to Nutrient Timing."

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Peak Nutrition: G4G and MyPlate

An HPRC and Strong B.A.N.D.S. postcard to help diners be more aware of food quality and nutrient density.

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Research Resources

Protection of Consumer Health
The men and women of FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) represent the consumers' front line against companies and individuals who endanger the public's health. This article provides more information on the important role they play to protect consumer's health.