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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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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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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.
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Nutrition News

Omega-3 fatty acids in food
What is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids besides salmon?
Performance Triad app – (down)load and go!
The new Performance Triad app provides important information on sleep, activity, and nutrition to help you stay ready and resilient.
How to eat for endurance events
Eating right goes hand-in-hand with preparing for an endurance event such as a marathon. Learn more about nutrition for endurance events.
Revisiting the dangers of energy drinks
Energy drinks continue to be in the news, and their potential harmful effects should not be ignored, especially for children and teens.
Portion size matters
Keeping portion sizes in check is key to managing your weight. Learn how to use your hand as a guide.

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