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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®

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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Become a seafood lover!
Learn how seafood can be a healthy add-on to your diet—whether you catch it yourself, buy it from the commissary, or order it at your dining hall or favorite restaurant.

Nutrition News

Chia seeds and drug testing
Will chia seeds cause a positive drug test? Read more and find out what you really need to avoid.
Plan your meals in minutes!
The workday is ending—and you’re stressed from not knowing what to prepare at mealtime. With some advance preparation using HPRC’s meal-planning strategies, you’ll look forward to what’s for dinner.
Compare body fat standards by service branch
Feeling fit? Compare the U.S. Armed Forces’ body fat standards by service branch.
It’s that sneezing and sniffling time of year—again
Fighting a cold? These healthful remedies should help you get back on your feet sooner than later.
Peak nutrition in cold weather
Just because the outside temperature is dropping doesn’t mean your performance has to tumble too.

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