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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®

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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Try the African Heritage Diet
The African Heritage Diet pyramid is an eating guide based on the healthy food traditions of Americans and Caribbean people with African roots. Learn more.
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Nutrition News

The scoop on lentils, peas, and beans
Beans, once thought of as a poor man’s food, are trending. Learn more.
Soup in a hurry
Looking for ways to get nourishing, comforting meals on your table in minutes? Just add vegetables and other ingredients to canned soups and dried soup mixes. Learn more.
Mindful eating during the holidays
Try these helpful eating tips as you enjoy parties and family feasts this holiday season.
Enjoy cranberries all year ‘round
Find out how cranberries add color, flavor, and nutrition to your meal plan.
November is National Diabetes Month
This holiday season, protect your immune system and practice food safety.

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