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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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Nutrition News

Ode to olive oil
Learn more about this versatile, tasty, healthy fat.
Do you need to be gluten-free?
Get the facts about gluten sensitivities and gluten-free diets. Learn which foods are safe and which ones should be avoided.
Personalizing Go for Green®: How to meet your needs
No two Warfighters’ nutritional needs are the same, and your own needs may change from time to time too. Learn how to personalize Go for Green® to meet your needs.
Cleansing programs: Friend or foe?
Are internal cleansing programs safe and effective for the Warfighter? Learn the facts.
Go for Green®: The basics
Get the scoop on DoD’s new food-identification program designed to help you optimize your nutrition.

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