Nutrition and Food Service works to improve the health of Veterans, employees, our community and the environment by serving healthy food choices and practicing sustainable food practices within our food service. We are committed to offering health promotion and disease prevention services for Veterans and their families to achieve personal health goals and improved quality of life.
We are available to help you strengthen or change your diet to improve your health. Our nutrition programs are designed and provided at the Medical Center and at all community based outpatient clinics to meet your individual needs. Personalized nutrition advice, with mutually agreed upon goals, are planned to support and maximize healthy eating and your individual health needs.
If you have attended one of the SFVAMC's Nutrition Clinics, please complete our patient satisfaction survey to help us improve our services. Download the survey here.
Be sure to ask your doctor or health care provider for a nutrition consult/referral.
Healthy Weight/Healthy Lifestyle/MOVE
Living Well with Diabetes/Cooking Classes
Individual appointments for chronic medical conditions such as:
During hospitalization, patient menus are planned and prepared to support and encourage healthy eating. The house diet includes foods that are heart healthy and high fiber. Our menu emphasizes fresh and local ingredients, and our chefs prepare homemade stocks, soups, entrees, vegetables and desserts that reflect these health goals and great taste.
Individual diets and menus are adjusted based on each Veteran’s assessed medical nutrition therapy needs and cultural preferences.
|Special Diet Chef
• Produce is purchased from local farmers and seasonal organic fruits, vegetables and nuts are included in our menu when possible.
• Locally-baked, whole grain organic breads are included on the menu.
• Milk and yogurt served is hormone-free.
• Kitchen composting and recycling is done to the fullest extent possible.
Click here to learn important ways to have a healthy diet.