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Aug 11, 2011 9:35 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Pennington gets grant to study troop nutrition

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is getting a $6 million grant to fund a study of new ways to boost the performance of wartime personnel.
Known as the Collaborate Research to Optimize Warfighter Nutrition Project, the plan is trying to discover ways to increase resilience, combat readiness and performance among troops.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's office says the three-year project will generate 25 jobs in the Baton Rouge area.
The Pennington center is doing the research in tandem with the Defense Department.

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