National Nutrition Month®
Each year during the month of March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month®
Information about food insecurity and available resources
Healthy Teaching Kitchen
Healthy Teaching Kitchen programs promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and creating cookbooks.
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
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
Heart Health (Managing high cholesterol and high blood pressure)
Weight Management - If you want to lose weight
These blogs have been written by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who work at VA centers accross the country
Working Together to ensure Veteran food security
Make it a Lifestyle, Not a Diet
Mediterranean Diet, One Step at a Time
Reduce Food Waste
Make Healthier Food Choices "Bite by Bite"
Liver and Nutrition
Clearing the Cholesterol Confusion
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Low-calorie/high-fiber recipe great for the autumn season
More video recipes for Fall
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