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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®

Go for Green® (G4G) is an all-service performance-nutrition initiative that improves the food environment where service members live and work. G4G prompts better food and beverage selections in order to optimize performance, readiness, and health.

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Enjoy cranberries all year ‘round
Find out how cranberries add color, flavor, and nutrition to your meal plan.
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Nutrition News

TV commercials and your child’s health
Television commercials can influence what children want to eat. Help your kids “tune in” to healthy habits.
Milk: It’s good for adults too!
Have you ever wondered if, as an adult, you should still include milk in your daily meal plan? Learn more about the benefits of drinking milk.
Eating with your kids matters
Children do better in many ways when they share meals with their families regularly. These benefits can last a lifetime.
It’s mealtime: Ready to order?
Restaurant menus and menu boards are designed to guide your food choices. Learn how you can save calories and dollars too.
Jump-start your day with breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast breaks your overnight fast and provides too many benefits to skip—again. Beat the morning rush with these quick meal tips!

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