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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®

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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Fuel up with apples
Discover new ways to enjoy nutrient-rich apples every day. Learn how they can help keep you fueled and lower your risk of some illnesses too.

Nutrition News

Camping or hiking? Practice food safety!
Heading into the woods or out on the trail? Want to share some service-member skills with your friends or family? Learn how to stay hydrated, “go light” with nutritious foods, and practice food safety.
Raw or cooked produce: What’s healthier?
Learn when you should turn the flame up—or down—on your favorite fruits and vegetables.
What’s in your smoothie?
Before you whip up or grab your next smoothie, make sure it’s got “the right stuff” to meet your nutritional needs.
Saluting fathers on Father’s Day
Learn how dads help their children become stronger, healthier, and more resilient.
The “new” Nutrition Facts panel
The Nutrition Facts panel for packaged food labels is getting an update! It’s easier to read and can help you make more-informed decisions when choosing foods.

All Nutrition Blog Entries