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Consumer Advocate

Welcome to your Commissary Connection! I'm Courtney, the Consumer Advocate for the Defense Commissary Agency, While writing these blog posts will help me share information with you, I also want to know what's on your mind. That's why I hope you'll comment on our blog posts to share your thoughts and let me know what kind of content you'd like to see on this blog!

Optimal Nutrition

Healthy Living - Optimal Nutrition

Building a healthy eating pattern to promote optimal health, weight and performance is not just about calories. It is also about eating nutrient-dense foods. Some experts even advise that it is more important to focus on nutrient-dense foods more than counting calories. Choose nutrient-dense foods This is because these foods …

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Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

Healthy Habits - Get the Gulp on Energy Drinks!

When you feel like you’re dragging and perhaps lacking in sleep, reaching for an energy drink may be a tempting option for a boost or just a tasty beverage with a little extra kick. Although this may be your “quick fix” on occasion, using energy drinks habitually or throughout the …

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Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Although the weather in many areas may have already felt like summer for some time, the calendar hadn’t caught up until now! Thursday, June 21 marks the first day of summer this year in the Northern Hemisphere, which makes now the perfect time for a refresher on how to #BeFoodSafe …

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Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

Food Fuels Your Body for Exercise!

When exercising, weightlifting or training, it’s important to consider how your diet and hydration can impact energy levels, endurance and overall performance. The saying “you can’t out-exercise a poor diet” couldn’t be more true. Fueling your body well supports your physical performance and the overall results you will see from …

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6 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Healthy Habits - 6 Tips for Avoiding Exercise Injuries

Our musculoskeletal system is robust and can adapt to most stresses encountered in training programs. This means that with adequate, balanced overload of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, all of these structures grow stronger and can withstand increased stress in the future. The key to minimizing the chance of …

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National Military Appreciation Month 2018

Sgt. Jose Paiz, right, and Staff Sgt. Michael Aguilar, left, both of the 1114th Composite Truck Company, California National Guard, guide a woman through thick knee-deep mud, Jan. 12, 2018, from a Montecito, Calif., home to the Soldiers' Humvee. The 1114th is credited with rescuing or evacuating more than 1,800 people in the Montecito area following a deadly mudslide that struck the city in the predawn hours, Jan. 9. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

Thank You for Your Service! The Defense Commissary Agency is proud to be part of the military community! We are grateful every day to you, our military customers, for your service to this nation, as we strive to serve you in return by delivering this benefit you’ve earned. And especially …

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