WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) — Pennington Biomedical Research Center will be receiving $3.57 million to help improve the performance of military service members.

According to an announcement from Congressman Garret Graves, funding will go to the research center to design nutrition programs that would improve military members’ “readiness” while reducing injury and recovery time.

“We have the best military in the world, but that is not a reason to stop improving. Cutting-edge nutritional science and behavior technology-based programs that improve mental resilience, remedy the effects of post-traumatic stress, and keep our troops healthy are necessary and are pioneered at Pennington Biomedical. This is great for our military men and women and great for our country. I am thankful that this research begins right here at home, and I remain committed to building upon Pennington’s many successes,” Graves said.

Graves said the money will be made available to Pennington Biomedical this year.