Learn About Nutrition

​​​​​Overview

Eating or fueling for performance enables Soldier training, increases energy and endurance, shortens recovery time between activities, improves focus and concentration, and helps leaders and Soldiers look and feel better. Although Soldiers and leaders frequently understand the connections between nutrition and mission readiness, they also cite numerous barriers to obtaining optimal nutrition. These barriers include lack of access to healthy foods, time constraints arising from working through meals or working late, monetary constraints, and low motivation to make healthy choices. Specifically, when interviewed on what affects their nutrition, many Soldiers cited military dining facility hours, cost, location, and limited healthy options as barriers to making the healthy choice. Others indicated the prevalence of unhealthy on-base fast food options detracted from their ability and motivation to make optimal food selections.



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Vitamin D and Winter Health

November 28, 2022

Everyone

In the winter with shorter days and limited sunshine – it might be time to think about your vitamin D status. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin and is needed as a key part of bone health. Continue Reading

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The Benefits of Protein

November 23, 2022

Everyone

Dietary protein is considered the body’s building blocks and helps repair the body’s tissues. Protein is a necessary component of any performance nutrition plan. Continue Reading

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For the Love of Vegetables

November 23, 2022

Everyone

Explore the different types of vegetarian meals, their benefits and how you meatless meals can be incorporated into your regular meal schedule. Continue Reading

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Weight Control

September 26, 2022

Everyone

Managing weight is more than going on a diet or upping the amount of physical activity. Weight loss and weight loss maintenance is a bit more complicated and requires behavior modification and commitment to a lifestyle change. Continue Reading

Soldier Training

Fuel for Thought

September 13, 2022

Everyone

When you think of fuel, what comes to mind? Gas? Electricity? How about food? In a modern world that relies on fuel, we typically think of fuel that is used to power communication or transportation. Food is fuel for our bodies. Continue Reading

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Got Protein?

September 02, 2022

Everyone

Do you have enough protein in your daily life? What are the benefits of protein? Continue Reading

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Carbohydrate

September 01, 2022

Everyone

Adequate carbohydrates are critical for optimal physical and mental performance. Continue Reading

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Introduction to Nutrition

August 31, 2022

Everyone

Napoleon’s famous quote, “An Army marches on its stomach,” refers to the importance of the supply line, however, it also refers to the fact that Soldiers can only fight or function effectively if they have been well fueled. Continue Reading

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