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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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Food and color additives: What are they?
If you read product labels, you know there are numerous “mystery” ingredients in many foods. This FDA brochure takes some of the mystery away.
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Nutrition News

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The online version of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available.
Choose a variety of foods for adequate calcium intake
Your body needs calcium for optimal bone health and a number of other functions essential to daily life.
Prevent food poisoning
Foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, can make you feel as if you have the flu! Some tips will help you stay safe.
First Lady visit to Fort Jackson will highlight the impact of obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment
First lady Michelle Obama will visit South Carolina this week to highlight the impact of childhood obesity and decreased physical activity on military recruitment.


Bad eating habits: Advice to help service members eat healthier
Bad eating habits affect both civilians and military members.


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