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Nutrition Resources

Questions from the Field

Articles researched and written by nutrition experts at HPRC on topics you asked about.

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Tools, Apps, & Videos

These online calculators, apps for your mobile devices, videos, and more can help you make healthy nutrition choices.

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The Basics

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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Guides and Publications

How to eat for peak performance.

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Fighting Weight Strategies

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

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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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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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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.
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Nutrition News

Got lactose (intolerance)?
Lactose intolerance can really put a damper on performance. What is it and what are some tips to handle this condition?
The foundations of Total Force Fitness
Get back to basics with the foundations of Total Force Fitness: health, resilience, and performance optimization. What are they and how do they go together?
Eat after eight, put on weight?
Does late-night eating really contribute to weight gain? Research suggests it just might.
The Nutrition Facts label—a Warfighter’s best friend
Learn how to understand and use the information on the Nutrition Facts label—including serving sizes, calories, and more!
Five tips for surviving holiday parties
Follow these simple strategies to avoid overindulging at holiday parties.

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