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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®

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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Turning mealtime into “family time”
After a long workday, you might consider forgoing a family meal. Instead, combine plan-ahead tips with simple time-saving recipes. Add your loved ones to the mix and enjoy!
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Nutrition News

Eating with your kids matters
Children do better in many ways when they share meals with their families regularly. These benefits can last a lifetime.
It’s mealtime: Ready to order?
Restaurant menus and menu boards are designed to guide your food choices. Learn how you can save calories and dollars too.
Jump-start your day with breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast breaks your overnight fast and provides too many benefits to skip—again. Beat the morning rush with these quick meal tips!
Eat to succeed in your training envIRONment
Want to perform at your best? When you’re not pumping iron in the gym, make sure you’re eating iron-rich foods at mealtime.
What’s your cholesterol score?
Learn how to keep your cholesterol numbers in check and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.

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