Alerts

FDA warns consumers about caffeine powder. 

OPSS Hompage Button tall

Natural Medicines Homepage Button tall

Announcements

DMAA list updated for April 2014

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

hprc_slogan_banner.png

HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

You are here: Home / Nutrition

Nutrition

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.

Your human performance questions answered by our experts

Nutrition Resources

Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by nutrition experts at HPRC on topics you asked about.

.
Tools, Apps, & Videos

These online calculators, apps for your mobile devices, videos, and more can help you make healthy nutrition choices.

.
The Basics

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.

.
Guides and Publications

How to eat for peak performance.

.
Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

.
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.

.
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.

.

Now on the homepage ...

Organic foods: Are they worth the cost?
We all see organic foods at the store, hear people talking about them, and may make the choice to purchase and eat organic foods. But is all the hype about the benefits worth the cost?
.

Nutrition News

FDA seeks to remove Lazy Cakes from shelves
Lazy Cakes, the melatonin-laced brownies that have caused some controversy in the past several months, have been deemed unsafe by the Food and Drug Administration.
Restaurants offering healthier kids’ meals
Restaurants are starting to offer healthier menu items for children, limiting unhealthy fats, added sugars, and sodium.
FDA warning to Muscle Milk manufacturer
FDA sent a warning letter to the makers of Muscle Milk products, Cytosport, Inc., for making claims that are in violation of federal law.
Changes in diet and lifestyle can prevent long-term weight gain
Obesity has become a national crisis, and as developing countries adopt our western culture they too seem to face the growing problem of obesity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) looked at how changes in diet and lifestyle affect long-term weight gain in the U.S.
FDA News Release: Illegal drug claims banned for chelation products
New York dietary supplement manufacturer agrees to remove drug claims from his website.

All Nutrition Blog Entries

.