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Military Nuitrition Gets Millions in Grant

Hamza Butt |
Huge grant for Military Nutrition by U.S. Department of Defense.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded a 6.7 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study military nutrition and metabolism research. Researcher Dr. Jennifer Rood says they will focus on how to ensure a healthy and fit military…

Rood says Pennington has worked to improve the performance of the U.S. military for the last 29 years. She says the facility has the expertise to conduct research that’s not available within the Department of Defense.

Pennington is the only entity that has received funding for this work and they are the number one provider of nutritional information for the Department of Defense. Rood says this research could change the eating habits of soldiers.