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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®

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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Free summer meals for kids
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Nutrition News

What’s the story with carnitine?
Carnitine, a component that occurs naturally in red meat (and sometimes is added to dietary supplements and energy drinks), may help reduce complications associated with heart attacks, but new research suggests it also may contribute to heart disease.
New OPSS FAQs about DMAA
FDA recently announced that DMAA is not a legal ingredient for dietary supplements and is advising consumers not to purchase or use DMAA-containing products. Read the updated FAQs in OPSS for more.
FDA warns: DMAA in dietary supplements now illegal
FDA urges consumers to check all dietary supplement product labels to ensure they do not contain the illegal stimulant DMAA.
Be an advocate for healthy, “Fit Kids”!
Let someone at your children’s school know that they can get free help with physical education for grades 3 through 8 through the Operation Fit Kids program.
Nutritious food choices are just a click away
A user-friendly, searchable version of USDA’s nutrient data is now available for download to personal computers and via phone apps.

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