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Healthy teaching kitchens promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and classes

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Add Asian, Pacific Island flair to your diet with these 3 spices

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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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A Registered Dietitian NutritionistNutrition 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

Cancer

Diabetes

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

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Asian and Pacific Islander Cuisine
VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen: Add Asian, Pacific Island flair to your diet with mint, curry, and turmeric

 


Past blogs:
Healthy Sustainable Eating  (April 2017)

Best Fork Forward (March 2017)

Heart Healthy Smoothie (Feb 2017)

Setting Goals (January 2017)

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Featured Recipe:
Farmer's Market Quesadilla
Learn how any fresh vegetable can be used to make a quesadilla in this simple one pan dish

 

Additional Video Recipes:

Loaded Veggie Dip

Fiesta Black Bean Salad

For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page

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