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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

Nutrition FAQs

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

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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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Underfueling can lead to underperformance
Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel for performance, so what happens when you skimp on carbohydrates?
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Nutrition News

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The online version of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available.
Choose a variety of foods for adequate calcium intake
Your body needs calcium for optimal bone health and a number of other functions essential to daily life.
First Lady visit to Fort Jackson will highlight the impact of obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment
First lady Michelle Obama will visit South Carolina this week to highlight the impact of childhood obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment.


Bad eating habits: Advice to help service members eat healthier
Bad eating habits affect both civilians and military members.


Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
The FDA announces a letter to all dietary supplement trade associations about the growing problem of misbranded drugs masquerading as dietary supplements.

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