• 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. 

  • Men’s Health Month: Yes, you can cook it yourself

    This month is all about encouraging men to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. The goal for this campaign is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fresh Focus #25: National Nutrition Month

    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.

  • Fresh Focus #24: MOVE! and SMART

    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.

  • Fresh Focus #23: MOVE!

    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!

  • Budget friendly healthy grocery tips for Veterans and their families

    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.

  • Fresh Focus #22: Fiber

    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.

  • 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.

  • Fresh Focus #21: Staying hydrated

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

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