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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

Retrain your brain: Mindful eating for the holidays
Mindful eating can help you relish in holiday meals without overindulging.
Vegetarian diets—go for greens!
Learn more about vegetarian diets and how they fit into a healthy lifestyle, even in the military.
Can I take weight-loss prescription medications?
What are the service-specific policies on weight-loss prescription medications? Read more to find out.
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.
The other F.A.T. – Female Athlete Triad, that is
The Female Athlete Triad isn’t talked about often, but it still affects many girls and women. Learn about how this condition ultimately affects performance.

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