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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

National Nutrition Month and how to build a great salad

March is National Nutrition Month…a great time to focus on your personal nutrition and wellness. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Personalizing your plate can be a journey, especially for those with a selective palate or texture sensitivities.

By |March 7th, 2021|Health, Nutrition|1 Comment

VA takes nutrition counseling out of the office and into the kitchen

The Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) program has added an experiential learning option to complement traditional nutrition counseling visits. HTK is offered at 119 VA sites and has a presence in 48 states within the U.S.

By |October 31st, 2019|Health, Nutrition|2 Comments

Updated VA rating schedule includes Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders, Nutritional Deficiencies

The newest revision to the VA schedule for rating disabilities includes updates to infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies.

By |August 12th, 2019|Benefits, Top Stories|4 Comments

VA dietitian offers tips to keep your kidneys healthy through nutrition

There are many risk factors that contribute to chronic kidney disease, several of which can be managed with healthy eating and physical activity.

By |March 7th, 2018|Nutrition|Comments Off on VA dietitian offers tips to keep your kidneys healthy through nutrition

Make the most of national nutrition month with VA

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to recognize the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. At VA, this is very important to us, as a healthy diet is essential to improving and maintaining overall well-being—a goal we strive to achieve every single day for Veterans and their families. A big part of our efforts is our [...]

By |March 6th, 2018|VA Careers|Comments Off on Make the most of national nutrition month with VA
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