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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®

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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Enjoy cranberries all year ‘round
Find out how cranberries add color, flavor, and nutrition to your meal plan.
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Nutrition News

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.
Dinner in a pill?
It would be great if you could meet all your nutritional needs just by popping a pill. Or would it?
Garbage in, garbage out
When it comes to optimizing your performance through nutrition, it’s important to choose high-quality fuels and nutrients.
So, what’s in your snack drawer?
Learn how to choose healthy snacks so the next snack attack doesn’t ambush you and your healthy eating plans.

All Nutrition Blog Entries