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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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What’s in your smoothie?
Before you whip up or grab your next smoothie, make sure it’s got “the right stuff” to meet your nutritional needs.
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Nutrition News

What’s the story with deer velvet and IGF-1?
Questions about deer velvet and IGF-1? Are they banned in the military? Read the OPSS FAQs to find out.
Crazy for coconut oil
Count on coconut oil for flavor and quick energy, not performance. And consume it in moderation.
Solid fats vs. oils
Solid fats vs. oils can make a difference in the overall makeup of a healthy diet, and choosing unsaturated oils can help lower blood cholesterol.
Caffeine in supplements – how much?
Some of the most popular dietary supplements sold on military bases may give inaccurate—or no—information about caffeine content on their labels.

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