In a world where nutrition information is available from many sources, and many are not credible, the Fresh Focus podcast offers a safe place for Veterans to hear advice from the very Dietitians they can access in their clinic. Dietitians from the Marion VA Health Care System will share evidenced based material, taking on today’s hot nutrition topics. They encourage veterans, their family, and caregivers to stay connected with a Dietitian when it’s most convenient. Series 1 contains six episodes based on what’s called “the healthy plate”. The team is working on additional series content on pregnancy and lactation nutrition, diabetes meal planning, nutrition led cardiac rehab, caregiver support, intuitive eating, gardening, summer cooking and more.
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.
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.