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VA researcher leads project to evaluate Veteran screening for malnutrition

Chew and her colleagues use a malnutrition screening tool (MST) for all patients admitted to the Phoenix VA hospital, three-quarters of whom are 65 and older, a demographic that is susceptible to malnutrition.

By |July 6th, 2022|Research|Comments Off on VA researcher leads project to evaluate Veteran screening for malnutrition

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
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