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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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Avoiding grains? Think again.
Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and have known health benefits. Avoiding them is unnecessary.
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Nutrition News

Sources of dark green vegetables
“Dark green vegetables” are an important component of a healthy diet, but what vegetables other than broccoli are in this class?
Beware of Fraudulent "Dietary Supplements"
Federal regulators continue to warn consumers about tainted, dangerous products that are marketed as dietary supplements.
Calorie labels for restaurants and vending machines?
Concerned about calories when you eat out? The FDA is proposing calorie labeling for restaurants, food establishments, and vending machines with more than 20 locations.
Food dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.
Can eating a big breakfast help you lose weight?
A recent German study provides evidence to challenge the common belief that eating a big breakfast can help you lose weight.

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