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Nutrition and Food Services


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Healthy Teaching Kitchen

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 (RDNs) serve as nutrition diagnosticians and medical nutrition therapists for Veterans and their families utilizing the nutrition care process and mentor future RDNs through VA Dietetic Internship programs.  RDNs 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 (PACT), 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

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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

Plant Based and Sustainable Eating

Vitamins and Supplements

Weight Management - If you want to lose weight

Weight Management - If you need to gain weight

Wellness and Healthy Living

Women's Health

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Featured Recipe:
Easy, Healthy Smoothie
A healthy snack that is high in protein and antioxidants

More video recipes 

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Tastes like chocolate cake and made with healthy ingredients: zucchini, yogurt and whole wheat flour

Rainbow Breakfast Salad
Start your day with an energizing and deliciuos twist on breakfast, low calorie and high nutrient!

For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page

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