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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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Don’t be holi-dazed & confused about food safety
The kitchen can be hectic during the holidays. Here are some helpful tips to keep your food, your family, and your holiday guests safe.
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Nutrition News

Calorie labels for restaurants and vending machines?
Concerned about calories when you eat out? The FDA is proposing calorie labeling for restaurants, food establishments, and vending machines with more than 20 locations.
Food dyes and hyperactivity: Is there a link?
In the debate over food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the FDA feels there is not enough evidence to support any action.
Can eating a big breakfast help you lose weight?
A recent German study provides evidence to challenge the common belief that eating a big breakfast can help you lose weight.
The calorie label initiative: How many calories are in your beverage?
Following a lead from First Lady Michelle Obama to combat obesity, several beverage-industry companies are voluntarily putting the total calories on the front labels of their non-alcoholic beverages.
Women and heart disease
Heart disease is the number-one killer for both men and women. Do you know how to reduce your risk?

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