COMPONENTS OF NUTRITION
Fueling A Fit Soldier
In addition to exercise, proper nutrition and hydration play a major part in maintaining total fitness. Good dietary habits greatly enhance your ability to perform at your maximum potential. And since water is important for good health because it plays an important role in maintaining normal body temperature, reaching your maximum potential is dependant on both nutritional components. And when a full prepared meal is not available, the Army provides Soldiers with MREs-Meals, Ready-to-Eat that contain everything a Soldier needs for a healthy, filling meal.
Eating a variety of foods and maintaining adequate energy balance are basic guidelines for a healthy diet. Dietary guidelines include consuming enough calories to meet your energy needs-but eating more than that can mean gaining weight. Even snacking between meals can contribute to good nutrition if the right foods are eaten.Learn More