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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.

Performance Nutrition

Go beyond the basics and learn about specific nutrition topics geared towards enhancing the Warfighter’s performance during workouts, training, and missions.

Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

Nutrition FAQs

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

Family Nutrition

Nutrition basics for you and your family.

Combat Rations Database

An interactive website with up-to-date nutritional information on individual combat ration menus and individual food components packed inside them.

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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Coconut oil: health or hype?
Coconut oil is a popular alternative to butter and other oils, but does the research confirm promises of weight loss and improved performance?

Nutrition News

Energy drinks and teens don’t mix
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular among teens, but they provide no health benefit and can even be harmful.
Healthy eating for healthy joints
Is what you eat keeping your joints healthy? Find out how nutrition can help your joints carry on.
FDA warns again about powdered caffeine
FDA issued warning letters to 5 distributors of powdered pure caffeine and continues to warn consumers against using these products.
Eat whole grains your way
September is National Whole Grains Month! Try to eat more whole grains every day using these helpful tips.
How to eat for better sleep
Food fuels you throughout the day, but did you know that food also has an effect on how well you sleep?

All Nutrition Blog Entries