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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



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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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
VA dietitian offers three w ays to help reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Past blogs:
National Nutrition Month (March 2018)

Valentines Day (February 2018)

Super Bowl party eating tips (January 2018)


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Featured Recipe:
Oven Baked Fries and Foil Packet Fish
The Healthy Teaching Kitchen presents a healthy alternative to traditional french fries and a simple fish recipe.


Additional Video Recipes:

Loaded Veggie Dip

Zesty All-Season Salad

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs over Zucchini Noodles

For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page

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