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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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Shedding light on vitamin D
Vitamin D is sometimes called “the sunshine vitamin” because sunlight causes your body to produce it. However, you can get some vitamin D from your diet too.
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Nutrition News

Shedding light on vitamin D
Vitamin D is sometimes called “the sunshine vitamin” because sunlight causes your body to produce it. However, you can get some vitamin D from your diet too.
Eat a rainbow of colorful produce
Boost your eating plan with colorful fruits and vegetables. Learn more.
Summertime food safety
Don’t let germs spoil your summer get-togethers. Try these tips to help keep your outdoor meals safe.
Watch out for “hidden” sugars
Learn about “added” sugars that can be hiding in some of your favorite foods.
Event-day nutrition strategies to excel
Get nutrition guidance for a successful endurance event or competition. Learn how to fuel before, during, and after an event for optimal performance.

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