Army H.E.A.L.T.H. (Healthy Eating Activity Lifestyle Training Headquarters) is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration between the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) in the pursuit of enhancing physical performance, nutrition, sleep, resilience, and personal well-being among military personnel.
Traditionally, if a Soldier needs to improve their APFT score, body fat amount, or dietary intake, the types of resources needed are only available in Garrison. Army H.E.A.L.T.H. uses remote monitoring technology to make these resources available to Soldiers, their family members, and Veterans wherever they are in the world. The Army H.E.A.L.T.H. interactive website/mobile application allows users to create a custom nutrition and fitness plan based off of his/her individual characteristics and needs. This custom feature is especially helpful for Soldiers who have specific training goals (e.g. those who do not meet body fat regulations or APFT standards, Soldier Athletes). The program also offers guidance related to other important issues like sleep and stress.