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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

“Good” vs. “bad” carbohydrates
We hear about eating “good” carbs and “bad” carbs, but what exactly are the good ones, and which carbohydrates are refined?
Frozen fruits and veggies: The cold, hard truth
Getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet can be challenging during the winter months, but frozen produce offers healthy, nutritious alternatives.
A holistic approach to performance
Check out the customizable “One Shot One Kill” (OSOK) performance enhancement program to jumpstart your performance.
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?

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