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Nutrition and Food Services


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Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control - Weight Control Information*
Center for Disease Control site provides tips on how to incorporate physical activity and good nutrition into your life.

MOVE! Weight Management Program*
MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by the VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services, to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute*
Consumers learn how to "Aim for a Healthy Weight" by assessing their health risks and receiving tips for controlling their weight. Tips include how to select a weight loss program, menu planner guide, recipes etc.

National Institute of Health: Weight-control Information Network*
Provides up-to-date, science-based, information on weight control, obesity, exercise, and other nutrition topics.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Information Center*
A resource list of weight reduction books, cookbooks, and many other nutrition topics.   The “Consumer Corner” links to other government sites, universities, and professional organizations.  Users can access the National Agricultural Library to view food composition data.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - MyPlate*
Guidelines to help consumers make healthy choices. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that make a healthy diet: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - HealthFinder*
This site contains information on health conditions and diseases.  In addition you will find on-line medical journals, a database of toll-free numbers, a library locator, medical dictionaries and information about support and self-help groups.

*By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.