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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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Raise healthy eaters—Part 1: For kids 2–18
It’s important to teach children about acceptable eating behaviors and how to control their eating impulses. In this two-part series, HPRC offers tips to help your kids eat healthy.
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Nutrition News

Your Body Mass Index – know what it is
The Body Mass Index is an estimate of body fat—and a tool to help you evaluate your health status.
Got lactose (intolerance)?
Lactose intolerance can really put a damper on performance. What is it and what are some tips to handle this condition?
Eat after eight, put on weight?
Does late-night eating really contribute to weight gain? Research suggests it just might.
The Nutrition Facts label—a Warfighter’s best friend
Learn how to understand and use the information on the Nutrition Facts label—including serving sizes, calories, and more!
Five tips for surviving holiday parties
Follow these simple strategies to avoid overindulging at holiday parties.

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