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Navy Nutrition

Summer is the time to eat more Fresh Fruits and Vegetables!
Only 1 in 10 Americans are eating enough fruits and vegetables per day (CDC). Daily consumption can assist with improved blood pressure, weight, it can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke, prevent some cancers, lower your risk of eye and stomach problems and overall have a positive impact on your health!

Eating seasonal fruits and veggies can be the most cost effective. Check out the seasonal food guide! It is also good to remember that consuming fruits and vegetables can assist with staying hydrated due to their water content especially for cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon, oranges, grapefruit and even peaches during those really hot days.

Daily adults need 1-2 cups of fruit per day and 2-3 servings of vegetables. Use the Myplate for further guidance on how much you should eat. When looking for ways to incorporate them into your diet try adding them to smoothies, add them in as a dessert or snack, and make a plan to add them in. Fresh, frozen will always the best first two choices and then canned. If you consume canned make sure it is in its own juice, low in sodium and with no added sugars or sauces! 

For questions on this contact the Physical Readiness Dietitian at Navy Nutrition:
Professional Nutrition Recommended Resources
Weight Management Resources: 

Supplement Safety (OPSS)
  • OPSS Website
  • CFL/ACFL Dietary Supplement Course Request (2 options) 
    • ​Option 1: Go to for presentations and train the trainer information: 
      ​OPSS presentations Topics include:
      -Basics of dietary supplements
      -Regulations of dietary supplements
      -How to use OPSS tools and resources
      -Requirements of DoDI 6130.06 to include
        adverse event reporting
      -Trending topics on dietary supplements
  • Option 2: Email Navy Physical Readiness at
Defense Centers for Public Health (Portsmouth-DCPHP)- website in Development
Resources to help consume healthy foods: 
Pregnancy and Nutrition: 


Video's on Nutrition Performance: 
To create a Navy environment that supports the healthy choice as the easy choice and empowers individuals to make informed choices about their nutrition. 
To set the foundation for a culture that supports healthy eating by providing policy, program and planning resources for the Department of the Navy.
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