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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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Nutrition tips for preventing birth defects
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Learn how to help protect your unborn baby by preventing infections and maintaining good nutrition during pregnancy.
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Nutrition News

Nutrition tips for preventing birth defects
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Learn how to help protect your unborn baby by preventing infections and maintaining good nutrition during pregnancy.
Show concern about your partner’s weight
During Healthy Weight Week, find out how you can best support your partner’s healthy eating goals.
“Smart snacking” for adults
Make sure the next snack attack doesn’t ambush your healthy eating plans. Learn more.
Track your weight loss
Have you ever wondered if it’s helpful to record what you eat? Learn how self-monitoring techniques can help you reach your weight-loss goals.
Help reduce food waste
Roughly 40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. Learn how to cut down on food loss and waste.

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