403. Enhancing the U.S. Army Performance Through Key Nutrition Initiatives

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

A fit and healthy force is the foundation of a strong national defense.

  • SKU FNCE17403
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A fit and healthy force is the foundation of a strong national defense. The United States Army is addressing threats of poor nutrition and obesity by engaging soldiers and the Army Family with strategic initiatives at multiple levels of the social ecological framework. These include: the Performance Triad (Sleep, Activity and Nutrition education for Soldiers and Family members), Healthy Army Communities (a coordinated, Army-wide effort to improve the food environment on military installations via food environment assessment) and the Department of Defense Go for Green® nutrition program in military dining facilities. These holistic initiatives are woven together to engage Soldiers in behavior change, energize leaders, and create partnerships for healthier food choices on military installations. In this session, U.S. Army dietitians will provide an overview of these initiatives, evaluation results of each, and the strategic way forward to ensure our military is mission ready through healthy nutrition.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4010, 4060, 4090

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the U.S Army's Performance Triad (Sleep, Activity and Nutrition) campaign for improving health behaviors and practices.
  • Describe the Healthy Army Communities (HAC) initiatives focusing on expanding healthy food options and increasing opportunities for physical activity on Army installations (e.g., improved areas for walking and biking).
  • Summarize the Department of Defense Go for Green® Program in military dining facilities.


  • Bethany Belanger, PHD, RD, LD, CSCS
  • Joanna Reagan, MS, MHA, MSS, RDN


  • Tamara Osgood, MS, RD, LD
  • SKU FNCE17403