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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 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.

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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

Cancer

Diabetes

Fiber

Food and Drug Interactions

Healthy Aging

Heart Health (Managing high cholesterol and high blood pressure)

Kidney Disease

Neurological Disorders and Spinal Cord Injuries

Vitamins and Supplements

Weight Management - If you want to lose weight

Weight Management - If you need to gain weight

Women's Health

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 These blogs have been written by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who work at VA centers accross the country



4 Ways to Keep a Healthy Body and Mind as We Age 

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March

Black History Month: Food for Your Body and Soul

Reducing Food Waste

Mindful Eating 

 

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Featured Spring Recipe:
Chicken Vegetable Stir-fry
Learn how to make your own stir-fry sauce, flavored with lemon, ginger, and garlic.

More video recipes for Spring:

Homemade Pizza

Orange Bavarian Cream

Oven Baked Fries and Foil Packet Fish


For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page

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