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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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Think pink for lycopene
Lycopene gives color to food and provides health benefits to your body. You’ll be surprised at how at how many ways you can get lycopene in your meals and snacks.
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Nutrition News

Choose a better granola bar
Granola bars are great for a quick snack, but they're not all the same.
Understand cholesterol-related food claims
Be an educated consumer and learn what common cholesterol-related nutrient content claims mean.
Eat a PBJ post-workout
Want a great post-workout meal?
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.

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