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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

Separating fact from fiction online
There are thousands of websites that report on nutrition topics, tips, and trends. Which ones are questionable, and how do you spot the reputable sources?
The foundations of Total Force Fitness
Get back to basics with the foundations of Total Force Fitness: health, resilience, and performance optimization. What are they and how do they go together?
Powerful produce
Less than 7% of men eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. Don’t be that guy! Eat your way to good health with more fruits and vegetables.
How to eat for endurance events
Eating right goes hand-in-hand with preparing for an endurance event such as a marathon. Learn more about nutrition for endurance events.
Remembering on Memorial Day
Memorial Day is not only a time to remember those who have served but to remember how to serve those who do.

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