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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

How families can benefit from the USDA’s switch to MyPlate
The USDA’s new MyPlate program is designed to make learning about and practicing healthy eating habits more appealing and more fun for all members of the family.
Fruits & Vegetables are important
Add these resources to your arsenal of healthy-eating tools to help you get more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
A New Eating Guide: MyPlate
The USDA has a new symbol for good nutrition, emphasizing higher proportions of fruits and vegetables.
New cooking temperature for pork
The USDA recommendations for cooking various types of meet offer important and useful guidelines, including some changes from previous directions.
What is WIC?
Free nutrition-related services are available to low-income families, including military; in 2009, more than 9 million women, children, and infants benefited.

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