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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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“Smart snacking” for adults
Make sure the next snack attack doesn’t ambush your healthy eating plans. Learn more.
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Nutrition News

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!
Eat to succeed in your training envIRONment
Want to perform at your best? When you’re not pumping iron in the gym, make sure you’re eating iron-rich foods at mealtime.
What’s your cholesterol score?
Learn how to keep your cholesterol numbers in check and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Stretching your food dollars
Stop before you shop! Learn how to meet your nutrition goals without busting your grocery budget.

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