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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.

Performance Nutrition

Go beyond the basics and learn about specific nutrition topics geared towards enhancing the Warfighter’s performance during workouts, training, and missions.

Fighting Weight Strategies

Weight-management and healthy-eating resources for all Armed Services.

Nutrition FAQs

HPRC answers some common questions we’ve received about nutrition for warriors and their families.

Family Nutrition

Nutrition basics for you and your family.

Combat Rations Database

An interactive website with up-to-date nutritional information on individual combat ration menus and individual food components packed inside them.

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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Eating on the road again
Taking a holiday road trip? Make sure your car isn’t the only “vehicle” that’s properly fueled.

Nutrition News

Fueling with fluid
Fluid is just as important for optimizing performance as carbohydrates and protein, but are you getting enough?
The battle with eating disorders
May is Mental Health Month. Eating disorders are nutrition-related mental health conditions with serious consequences for a service member, spouse, child, or an entire family.
The power of purple produce
Purple fruits and vegetables make up only a tiny portion of most Americans’ diets, but they can play a huge part in your health.
Think pink for lycopene
Lycopene gives color to food and provides health benefits to your body. You’ll be surprised at how at how many ways you can get lycopene in your meals and snacks.
Avoiding grains? Think again.
Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and have known health benefits. Avoiding them is unnecessary.

All Nutrition Blog Entries