Information about food insecurity and available resources
VA Dietitian discusses how to reduce food waste
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
Reduce Food Waste
Make it a Lifestyle, not a diet
Make Healthier Food Choices "Bite by Bite"
Liver and Nutrition
Clearing the Cholesterol Confusion
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
Loaded Veggie Dip
A twist on traditional onion dip and hummus
More video recipes for the Summer
Black Bean Burger
Brussels Sprout Salad
Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs with Grilled Vegetables
For additional recipes visit our Recipe and Cookbook page