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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®

Go for Green® (G4G) is an all-service performance-nutrition initiative that improves the food environment where service members live and work. G4G prompts better food and beverage selections in order to optimize performance, readiness, and health.

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Shedding light on vitamin D
Vitamin D is sometimes called “the sunshine vitamin” because sunlight causes your body to produce it. However, you can get some vitamin D from your diet too.
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Nutrition News

How to gauge food portion sizes
Keeping portion sizes in check is key to managing your weight. Learn how to use your hand as a guide.
Energize your day with Go for Green®
Learn how Go for Green® can take your performance to the next level.
Try the African Heritage Diet
The African Heritage Diet pyramid is an eating guide based on the healthy food traditions of Americans and Caribbean people with African roots. Learn more.
Perk up your day with oatmeal
Oatmeal is a heart-healthy food that can be enjoyed any time of day. Try these deliciously easy recipes.
SuperTrack nutrition for fitness
Learn how keeping an online food diary can help you stay motivated and on track to getting in shape.

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