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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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Eating on the road again
Taking a holiday road trip? Make sure your car isn’t the only “vehicle” that’s properly fueled.

Nutrition News

SoFAS weighing you down?
SoFAS are found in many foods and can increase your risk for disease. Learn how to spot them in foods.
Marathon recovery
It’s marathon season. How do you recover after pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles?
Green coffee beans: What’s all the hype?
Green coffee beans are popular for weight loss, but don’t be fooled by all the hype surrounding this dietary supplement ingredient.
Energy drinks: different labels, same risks
Energy drinks are now being marketed as conventional foods, but there are still risks involved. Learn how to stay safe if you drink these beverages.
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?

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