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Healthy Teaching Kitchens

Healthy teaching kitchens promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and classes

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VA dietitian offers steps to keep New Year's resolutions by setting "smart" goals

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Nutrition and Food Services

Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) develops and provides comprehensive evidenced based nutritional services for our Veterans and their families across VHA’s health care facilities. NFS delivers safe and high quality patient food services. NFS registered dietitian nutritionists serve as nutrition diagnosticians and medical nutrition therapists for Veterans and their families utilizing the nutrition care process and mentor future registered dietitian nutritionists through VA Dietetic Internship programs.  Nutrition professionals promote wellness and disease prevention by ensuring effective nutrition education and counseling. The nutrition team proactively contributes to multiple VA initiatives including TeleNutrition, the Patient-Aligned Care Team, Cultural Transformation, nutrition research, and social media communications.  NFS is transforming VA in its advanced clinical nutrition practices, data driven quality improvement, and healthy teaching kitchen programs to improve Veterans and their family members’ health outcomes.

Nutrition and Health

Nutrition Blog

Healthy Recipes

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Food choices can impact a number of health conditions such as as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  View the list of nutrition related health conditions below to learn how your food choices can make a difference in managing your health



Food and Drug Interactions

Heart Health (Managing high cholesterol and high blood pressure)

Kidney Disease

Neurological Disorders and Spinal Cord Injuries

Vitamins and Supplements

Weight Management - If you want to lose weight

Weight Management - If you need to gain weight

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Setting Goals

VA dietitian offers steps to keep New Year's resolutions by setting "smart" goals


Past blogs:
Health benefits of cranberries (November 2016)

Holiday Eating (November 2016)

Eating together as a family (October 2016)

How to maintain good cholesterol (September 2016)

Healthy variety of sandwiches (August 2016)

Explore nature during National Park and Recreation Month  (July 2016)

ColeslawHealthy Recipes

Featured Recipe:
Apple Coleslaw
This coleslaw is a great accompaniment to pork sandwiches.


Past Recipes:

Black Bean Turkey Chili

Mushroom Burger

Fish Kebabs

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page

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