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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

Nutrition FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about nutrition for warriors and their families.

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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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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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Underfueling can lead to underperformance
Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred fuel for performance, so what happens when you skimp on carbohydrates?
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Nutrition News

Eat smart for a healthy heart
February is American Heart Month. Show your heart some love, and follow these tips for heart health.
Just beet it!
Never liked beets as a kid? Well, here’s a good reason to put them back on your plate.
Make no bones about it: Get enough magnesium!
Magnesium is important for healthy bones. Are you getting enough? Read more to find out how to get magnesium from food.
Weight-loss promises
FDA warns against weight-loss products that don’t live up to their claims.
Those last 10 pounds—the weight-loss plateau
Struggling to lose those last few pounds? Here are some tips to help you get past the plateau and back on track to achieving your goal.

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