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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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Nutrition News

10 tips for healthy eating
MyPlate celebrates its one-year anniversary with healthy eating resources for consumers and health professionals.
Food safety recalls & tips at your fingertips
Alerts and recalls from FoodSafety.gov are now automatically displayed on HPRC’s Nutrition page via a new “widget.”
Know your cholesterol numbers
Do you know what your HDL and LDL numbers are?
5-2-1-0—Healthy behaviors for children and families
Let’s Go! has 5-2-1-0 recommendations to help optimize your child’s health.
Introducing OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety
Watch for new educational materials about how to determine if a dietary supplement is relatively safe or not.

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