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Nutrition and Food Services

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Plant-Based Diet and Sustainable Eating

Farmers Market tableDid you know that there are over 40 farmers markets at VA facilities across the country?  VA Nutrition and Food Services is actively working with the Veterans Canteen Service to reduce our consumption of natural resources and increase our service of local food items.  Ask your dietitian nutritionist for ideas on how local food purchasing and cooking can improve your home kitchen sustainability.

Here are a few resources to get you started

Healthy Sustainable Eating Tips
How to Choose Sustainable Animal Protein

Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Snacks
Plant Powered Diabetes Meal Planning
Reducing Food Waste

Sustainable Plant Based Eating
Sustainable Seafood
Sustainable Vegetable Broth

Additional Resources

Environmental Protection Agency Guide to Composting at home* - A guide on composting waste at home.
Farmer Veteran Coalition*† - An organization that works with Veterans in the food and farming community.
Feed America*† - Learn how you can volunteer to help end hunger.
General Services Administration- Information on Sustainability* - Learn how the Federal Government is reducing its environmental impact.
Local Harvest*† - Information on joining a Community Supported Agriculture program in your area.
Produce for Better Health Foundation*† - Learn how to shop and store fruits and vegetables when they are in season.
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Directory* - Find a local farmers market in your area.

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†VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked Web site.