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March 2017

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March 2017

Eat Wisely—A Focus on Nutrition

Eat wisely to maximize your health. Eat a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. It is important to include fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products in your diet, and limit total salt, fat, sugar, and alcohol.

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Eat Wisely Topics:

  • Making Healthy Food Choices with a Healthy Plate
  • Food Composition and Dietary Guidelines
  • Managing Hunger 

Veterans Health Library

http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/
The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers 24/7 Internet access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. Its information, resources, and tools are engaging, “Veteran-friendly” and written in plain language VHL helps Veterans understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. Check out the VHL for more information on Eat Wisely.

VHA Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) Yummy Benefits Cookbooks:

http://www.nutrition.va.gov/Recipes.asp
Checkout the NFS Yummy Benefits Cookbook, Volume II, which includes 69 pages of delicious recipes, safe food cooking temperatures, and healthy sustainable eating tips. Recipes were compiled from the VA Healthy Teaching Kitchens across the country!

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List of Educational handouts offered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • 17 Health Tips for 2017
  • Color Your Plate with Salad
  • Smart Snacking for Adults and Teens
  • Eating Right on a Budget
  • 20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables
  • Healthy Eating on the Run
  • Power Up With Breakfast
  • Eat Right with MyPlate
  • Eating Right—Tips for Older Adults
  • Eating Right Tips for Vegetarians
  • Shop Smart—Get the Facts on Food Labels
  • Eating Right for a Healthy Weight
  • Eating Right with Less Added Sugars
  • Eating Right with Less Salt