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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.

Performance Nutrition

Go beyond the basics and learn about specific nutrition topics geared towards enhancing the Warfighter’s performance during workouts, training, and missions.

Fighting Weight Strategies

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

Nutrition FAQs

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

Family Nutrition

Nutrition basics for you and your family.

Combat Rations Database

An interactive website with up-to-date nutritional information on individual combat ration menus and individual food components packed inside them.

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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Make your meals a veggie victory
Learn ways to give your meal a nutrient-packed punch by increasing your veggie intake.

Nutrition News

Consider the side effects before using Apidexin.
Before trying to slim down with weight loss supplements, consider the potential side effects. Some could seriously impact your health.
Why is vitamin C good for me?
Vitamin C is essential for your body to protect itself from various sources of damage, so make sure you get the recommend daily amounts.
Fighting Weight Strategies
The new “Fighting Weight Strategies” page of the HPRC website has joint and service-specific programs for weight maintenance.
More on Jack3d and OxyElite Pro
Jack3d and OxyElite Pro contain the ingredient DMAA, but recent findings do not support claims that it is a “natural” derivative from the geranium plant. It’s another story of “buyer beware.”
USADA Athletic Advisory: Methylhexaneamine and dietary supplements
Athletes are advised to avoid consuming supplements that contain the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine, also known as DMAA.

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