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.



Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements and Energy Drinks

November 05, 2021

Everyone

Dietary supplements are products taken that contain a “dietary ingredient” such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs or botanicals. They come in many forms, including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars, and liquids. Continue Reading

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Try a Farmers Market or CSA for Fresh Foods

October 19, 2021

Everyone

For those of you who favor fresh, seasonal, and local fruits and veggies, farmers’ markets and CSAs provide an alternative to big-chain grocery stores. Both options are bursting with a plentiful supply of produce. Continue Reading

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Vitamin D and Winter Health

October 19, 2021

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

October 05, 2021

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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Hydration

April 29, 2021

Children and Teens

Dehydration can occur regardless of fitness level, body composition, or age. Continue Reading

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Weight Control

April 29, 2021

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

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