Learn About Nutrition


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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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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Nutrition Tips for Families

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As parents prepare to either send their children back to school or create a virtual learning environment in their homes, here are quick and picky eater-friendly lunch ideas for school-aged children. Continue Reading

Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements and Energy Drinks

March 27, 2023


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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March 24, 2023

Children and Teens

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

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