A Soldier's level of health and well-being has a direct impact
on his or her combat readiness. Not only are physically fit and healthy
Soldiers essential to the Army, they are also more likely
to have enjoyable, productive lives.
Nutritional Fitness/Readiness is an essential element of both
the Department of Defense Total Force Fitness model
and the U.S. Army Holistic Health and Fitness System.
Focus on an overall healthy eating pattern for good health. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and lean protein.
Choose My Plate
USDA Food and Nutrition Programs
Performance Triad (P3)
Human Performance Resources
Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS)
Maintaining a healthy weight can help you feel better and have more energy. Eating high-quality food is important for preventing weight gain and promoting weight loss.
Human Performance Resources – Get Into Fighting Weight: A Total Force Fitness Guide
Military OneSource Health & Wellness Coach
Body Composition & Health Risk
The amount and location of body fat is important to overall health.
Are you at a healthy weight?
Being at an unhealthy weight increases your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, heart disease, gallbladder disease, female health disorders, arthritis, some types of cancer, and sleep apnea.
Calculate Body Mass Index (BMI):
A BMI of 30 or above increases your disease risk.
Measure Waist Circumference:
A waist larger than 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women increases the chances of developing heart disease, cancer, or other chronic disease.
NIH Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk
CDC Healthy Weight
Resource for Army Reserve Soldiers (not on active duty) failing to meet the height/weight/body fat standard that satisfies the “Self-directed program” option per AR 600-9:
The Soldier will review TG 358 as required within 14 days of enrollment in ABCP per AR 600-9. (scroll to the bottom of the linked page)
The Soldier will complete a Soldier Action Plan and provide to unit personnel no later than the next MUTA after the notification counseling per AR 600-9.
Soldier Action Plan - ABCP.docx
The Soldier will review Fit For Performance - Weight Loss Strategies Powered by P3 (Performance Triad) and report back to Unit Personnel.