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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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Raw or cooked produce: What’s healthier?
Learn when you should turn the flame up—or down—on your favorite fruits and vegetables.
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Nutrition News

Eating on the road again
Taking a holiday road trip? Make sure your car isn’t the only “vehicle” that’s properly fueled.
Cooking with herbs for health
Need a way to spice up your meals? Learn more about the benefits of cooking with herbs.
Fast food fix
If you’re going to eat fast food, have it your way for better health.
Tart cherry juice for muscle soreness?
Drinking tart cherry juice might offer one more way to get relief from tough workouts.
Improving mood with food
Mindful eating can help you make better decisions and transform your whole eating experience!

All Nutrition Blog Entries