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Nutrition and Food Services

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VA Dietitian discusses the benefits of eating breakfast

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Food Security

Information about food security and available resources

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Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Healthy Teaching Kitchen programs promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and creating cookbooks.

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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 (RDNs) serve as nutrition diagnosticians and medical nutrition therapists for Veterans and their families utilizing the nutrition care process and mentor future RDNs through VA Dietetic Internship programs.  RDNs 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 (PACT), 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

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A Registered Dietitian NutritionistNutrition and Health

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

Healthy Aging

Heart Health (Managing high cholesterol and high blood pressure)

Kidney Disease

Neurological Disorders and Spinal Cord Injuries

Plant Based and Sustainable Eating

Vitamins and Supplements

Weight Management - Resources to help you lose weight

Weight Management - Resources to help you gain weight 

Wellness and Healthy Living

Women's Health

Healthy Teaching Kitchen LogoVideo Recipes

Featured Recipe:
Carrot Turmeric Ginger Soup
A healing carrot soup filled with spices that contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

More video recipes 

Pinto Bean Burrito
Healthy, tasty and quick! This recipe only has a few ingredients but is packed with protein, fiber and flavor. 

Mexican Quinoa Salad
This salad makes Mexican night healthy and flavorful.

Apple Cabbage Slaw
A bright and crunchy seasonal salad that can be used as a side dish or a topping for a sandwhich or main dish.

For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page

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