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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

Caffeine in supplements – how much?
Some of the most popular dietary supplements sold on military bases may give inaccurate—or no—information about caffeine content on their labels.
The cost of eating well
Be careful how you spend your food dollars. The best “meal deal” can actually be healthy whole foods!
MHS highlights Total Force Fitness
July was the Military Health System’s “Total Fitness Month.” HPRC offers lots of resources to follow up on their recommendations for healthy living.
FDA investigating adverse events linked to energy drinks
Reports of adverse events —including five deaths—possibly linked to Monster Energy drinks are under investigation by the FDA.
Performance Quote: No garbage in
“Garbage in, garbage out.” - George Fuechsel, IBM programmer and instructor

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