National Nutrition Month®
Every year in March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month®
Information about food insecurity and available resources
Healthy Teaching Kitchen
Healthy Teaching Kitchen programs promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and creating cookbooks.
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
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
Heart Health (Managing high cholesterol and high blood pressure)
Weight Management - Resources to help you lose weight
These blogs have been written by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who work at VA centers accross the country
Have your snacks and protect your heart
Fiber: A "Super" food to add to your diet
Nutrition for breastfeeding mothers
Farmers Markets celebrate the season
Helping Veterans live safely with food allergies
Gardening can lead to healthier lives
Bone Health and Nutrition
How to Build a Healthy Salad
Helping Veterans raise kids who aren't afraid of eating
Working Together to ensure Veteran food security
Make it a Lifestyle, Not a Diet
Mediterranean Diet, One Step at a Time
Reduce Food Waste
Liver and Nutrition
Clearing the Cholesterol Confusion
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