National Nutrition Month®
National Nutrition Month promotes the importance of making informed food choices
Healthy Teaching Kitchen
Healthy Teaching Kitchen programs promote healthy eating through interactive cooking demonstrations and creating cookbooks.
Learn how to keep food safe and prevent foodborne illness.
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
Women Should Eat Well for Healthy Pregnancy
Hydration: Why is Water So Important?
How Lifestyle Changes Can Decrease Risk of Chronic Inflammation
Health Benefits of Gardening for Veterans
4 Ways to Keep a Healthy Body and Mind as We Age
Reducing Food Waste
An easy recipe using leftovers from your holiday meal
For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page