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Nutrition Resources

Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by nutrition experts at HPRC on topics you asked about.

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Tools, Apps, & Videos

These online calculators, apps for your mobile devices, videos, and more can help you make healthy nutrition choices.

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The Basics

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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Guides and Publications

How to eat for peak performance.

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Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

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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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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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Nutrition News

Revisiting the dangers of energy drinks
Energy drinks continue to be in the news, and their potential harmful effects should not be ignored, especially for children and teens.
Portion size matters
Keeping portion sizes in check is key to managing your weight. Learn how to use your hand as a guide.
Avoiding grains? Think again.
Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and have known health benefits. Avoiding them is unnecessary.
You, your baby, and iodine
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you might not be getting enough iodine to meet your needs (and your baby’s). Learn more about the role of iodine and how much you should be taking.
The Nutrition Facts label: Changes coming?
The Nutrition Facts on food labels may be getting a new look. What are the proposed changes? What do you think?

All Nutrition Blog Entries