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Fresh Focus S7 #37: Gardening: The more you grow, the healthier you eat

Gardening - Fresh Focus episode 37 where Marion VA Dietitian Nutritionist Loran shares her experience with growing colorful produce at home.

By |October 23rd, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, VA Podcast Network|1 Comment

Fresh Focus S7 #35: Tips and tricks to starting a garden

Do you ever seek out your family for advice? Our Fresh Focus Dietitians can help show you how to begin before you even pick up your plate.

By |September 25th, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus S7 #35: Tips and tricks to starting a garden

Fresh Focus S6 #34: Caregiver Support Program

During a nutrition assessment, your registered dietitian nutritionist will ask your Veteran a lot of questions, but also to you, the caregiver. Being a caregiver comes with a unique set of challenges and the Caregiver Support Program can help.

By |July 17th, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|2 Comments

Fresh Focus S6 #32: Lack of focus while eating

If you have ever been distracted while eating, you know how easy it can happen to any one of us. But when we're concerned when a loved one may not be eating enough, we want to focus on how to help them reduce distracted eating.

By |July 3rd, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus S6 #32: Lack of focus while eating

Fresh Focus S6 #31: Speech Therapy

As a caregiver or someone in a Veteran’s support system, you may notice your loved one having difficulty chewing or swallowing certain food items. Although there are suggestions your VA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will make, we often pair up with Speech Therapy for a comprehensive team approach.

By |June 26th, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus S6 #31: Speech Therapy

Fresh Focus S6 #29: Malnutrition

When people think of seeing a Registered Dietitian, they think of eating healthier or aiming to lose weight to meet a specific goal. However, for some of our Veterans, gaining too much weight is not their problem it is actually quite the opposite. When you go many days without eating enough, many changes occur inside your body. Your body will start to break down muscle and fat to use for energy. This can lead to a condition called malnutrition. 

By |June 14th, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|3 Comments

Fresh Focus #28: Personalizing your plate for weight loss

In episode 28 of the Fresh Focus Podcast, we are continuing to celebrate National Nutrition Month® and talking specifics on how to “personalize your plate” if weight loss is a goal of yours.

Fresh Focus #27: Eat to support a healthy heart

This year, National Nutrition Month® explores how to “personalize your plate” to fit your own goals, and in this Fresh Focus Podcast episode we emphasize personalizing your plate to support a healthy heart.

By |May 22nd, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus #27: Eat to support a healthy heart

Fresh Focus #26: Personalize Your Plate

The Fresh Focus team feels that the best way to personalize your plate is by using a recipe from the Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) program. The HTK is an educational resource within VHA Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) to promote nutrition and wellness.

By |May 19th, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus #26: Personalize Your Plate
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