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Nutrition

Nutrition, Hospitality and Food Service

The Nutrition, Hospitality and Food Service is made up of three program areas: Clinical nutrition, hospitality and food services.

What can a registered dietitian nutritionist do for me?

A dietitian can help you make informed food choices to improve your health and wellbeing. Phoenix VA dietitians are committed to helping Veterans reach their health goals.

A dietitian can help you manage:
  • Chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as reflux or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Side effects of cancer treatments
  • Weight (both desired gain or loss)
  • Eating behaviors
What outpatient nutrition services are available?

The availability of nutrition group and individual appointments varies per Phoenix VA care location. Veterans do not need a consult from a provider to schedule a nutrition appointment.

Individual Appointments:

Availability varies per location: In person, telephone, or clinical video telehealth (CVT)

Group Classes:
Diabetes Meal Planning: Learn how foods affect blood sugars
Heart Healthy Meal Planning: Learn how to eat healthy for your heart
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Class: Learn how to eat for chronic pain and inflammatory diseases
Programs:
Eating Behaviors: Do you use or avoid food to cope with different emotions such as stress, anxiety, or depression? Struggle with accepting your body? Learn about emotional eating, eating disorders, food addiction, and treatment options. The Eating Behaviors Dietitian can be reached at 602-234-7220.
Healthy Teaching Kitchen: Learn cooking methods and strategies and have the opportunity to get hands on cooking experience to increase skills and confidence. The healthy kitchen teaching dietitian can be reached at 602-277-5551, ext. 7345.
Healthy Living Workshop: Six-week series where Veterans with chronic health conditions learn self-management techniques and how to solve problems and set goals. The Healthy Living Workshop facilitator can be reached at 602-277-5551, ext. 6344.
MOVE! Weight Management: Lose weight and feel better! The VA MOVE! program offers a variety of services to help Veterans accomplish their weight and wellness goals. Bariatric Surgery is a treatment option for morbid obesity. Veterans should speak to their primary care provider to see if they meet criteria to be considered a candidate. The MOVE! coordinator can be reached at 602-277-5551, ext. 4049.

How do I schedule an appointment?
Call 602-277-5551 then press 2, and then press 4, to schedule an appointment.

Contact Information:

Emerald Clinic (CTHVAMC)  602-277-5551, ext. 6344 
Specialty Clinic (CTHVAMC)  602-277-5551, ext. 6942 
Pain Clinic (CTHVAMC) 602-277-5551, ext. 2449 
Research (CTHVAMC) 602-277-5551, ext. 4048
Midtown VA CBOC 602-234-7220
Thunderbird CBOC 602-633-6980
Southeast CBOC 480-397-2871
Northwest/Southwest CBOCs 623-266-8423 
Northeast CBOC 480-579-2242
Show Low/Globe/Payson CBOCs 480-579-2242

Where can I find healthy recipes?
https://www.nutrition.va.gov/Recipes.asp

Contact Info

Location

  • Various

Contact Number(s)

  • 602-277-5551

Hours of Operation

  • 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.