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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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Raw or cooked produce: What’s healthier?
Learn when you should turn the flame up—or down—on your favorite fruits and vegetables.
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Nutrition News

Don’t pass the salt!
Researchers agree that most people need to reduce their sodium intake, but a recent Institute of Medicine study also suggests some individuals should be careful not to cut back too far.
What are hidden sources of sugar?
 Here are some “sweet spots” you can watch out for on the ingredient labels of foods, drinks, and dietary supplements if you are watching your sugar intake.
What is Tribulus terrestris?
What is Tribulus terrestris and why is it used in some dietary supplement products?
Pass the gum please!
If you’ve ever seen xylitol listed as an ingredient on your favorite gum label, it may not be what you think it is. Read about its potential benefits.
Introducing Operation Live Well – a DoD health campaign
DoD’s new Operation Live Well campaign is designed to make healthy living an easy option for service members.

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