• May 26, 2021

    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.

  • May 22, 2021

    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.

  • May 19, 2021

    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.

  • May 14, 2021

    March is a special time of year where Dietitan’s (RD) spend an entire month talking about food. That is right 31 days of pure food bliss.

  • April 3, 2021

    Follow along with Beth Blair, RDN, to see how you can set yourself up for success by being SMART with the MOVE! weight management program.

  • March 27, 2021

    Knowledge is power when learning about our patterns and behaviors, especially in relation to food. This series hands that blueprint over to you and provides you with the tools to carry the plan through. This week's episode features MOVE!

  • March 21, 2021

    Here are some great healthy food shopping suggestions for Veterans and their families. Emphasis on good-for-you-groceries on your local budget store. Print it out and take it along.

  • March 13, 2021

    Fiber is a crucial component of a healthy diet! But what is it? Fiber is a carbohydrate that the body is unable to digest. It is found in many of the plants that we eat, including fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes.

  • March 7, 2021

    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.

  • February 28, 2021

    Water – and staying hydrated – is a crucial tool in your MOVE! program's tool belt to preventing the negative effects of dehydration.

  • February 20, 2021

    Physical activity is a very popular topic, but oftentimes it's made out to be overcomplicated and overwhelming for those trying to learn more about it. Being active is about so much more than just losing fat, gaining muscle and looking good. A simpler approach, like what the MOVE! program offers, is to focus on improving overall health, function and quality of life.

  • February 6, 2021

    Columbia VA Health Care System’s nutrition and food services wanted to do something special for its Community Living Center Veteran patients. The idea of a “MockDonald” menu was a welcomed change.