• Make your diet Mediterranean

    Mediterranean diet is known for its anti-inflammatory health benefits that may improve blood pressure levels, lower cholesterol and more.

  • Fresh Focus episodes #58-60: Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month and the VA dietitians with the Fresh Focus Podcast encourage us to “Celebrate a World of Flavors.”

  • Fresh Focus episodes #55-57: Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month and the VA dietitians with the Fresh Focus podcast encourage us to “Celebrate a World of Flavors.”

  • National Nutrition Month: Celebrate a world of flavors

    National Nutrition Month - This year we are celebrating nutrition and food from cultures and cuisines around the world.

  • Fresh Focus S7 #37: Gardening: The more you grow, the healthier you eat

    Gardening - Fresh Focus episode 37 where Marion VA Dietitian Nutritionist Loran shares her experience with growing colorful produce at home.

  • Fresh Focus S7 #35: Tips and tricks to starting a garden

    Do you ever seek out your family for advice? Our Fresh Focus Dietitians can help show you how to begin before you even pick up your plate.

  • Fresh Focus S6 #34: Caregiver Support Program

    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.

  • Fresh Focus S6 #33: Caring for the mealtime giver

    Families and caregivers are a Veteran’s support system and help to prevent or manage chronic illness with healthy eating. Nutritionists want to support you!

  • Fresh Focus S6 #32: Lack of focus while eating

    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.

  • Fresh Focus S6 #31: Speech Therapy

    As a caregiver or someone in a Veteran’s support system, you may notice your loved one having difficulty chewing or swallowing certain food items. Although there are suggestions your VA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will make, we often pair up with Speech Therapy for a comprehensive team approach.

  • Fresh Focus S6 #30: Difficulty eating

    Have ever been sitting at the kitchen table with your veteran loved one and notice they may be starting to have some difficulty feeding themselves?

  • 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. 

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