Healthy Teaching Kitchen
Healthy teaching kitchens promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and classes
Create a sustainable home, locate a local farmers market, and learn how to reduce food waste.
Keep your food and kitchens safe
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
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)
Sautéing adds great flavor without extra calories or fat
Learn how to cook vegetables in a healthy way and watch a cooking demo on how to sauté onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
Cooking with herbs and spices (July 2015)
Benefits of garlic and onions (July 2015)
5 Tips to start eating healtier (May 2015)
Gardening offers healthier diet, other benefits (April 2015)
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