Nutrition and Food Services - VA Portland Health Care System
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VA Portland Health Care System

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Nutrition and Food Services

Nutrition and Food Services provides comprehensive and innovative nutrition and food service programs for our Veterans. We strive to align with the Whole Health and Healthy Living Team programs to improve the overall health and well-being of the Veterans we serve.
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Food Services – Portland

Portland: Hospitalized Veterans enjoy made-to-order meals from our room service menus that are prepared by our culinary-trained chefs.   Mealtimes are not scheduled so Veterans may call a food service ambassador during select hours to order a freshly prepared meal throughout the day or schedule a meal in advance for delivery at a later time.

Vancouver:  Residents of Community Living Center (CLC), Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU), and Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (RRTP) also enjoy Veteran-centered dining with our restaurant-style service in the CLC and selective menus in other areas.  The open kitchen concept in the center of CLC enhances the homelike environment as the aromas of freshly cooked meals flow throughout the hallways.

Clinical Nutrition Services;

     - Inpatient Services: Dietitians in the acute care setting work closely with the healthcare team to ensure Veterans are nutritionally supported during their hospital stay.

     - Outpatient Services: Dietitians in our outpatient clinics help Veterans meet their health goals with nutrition counseling and education.

Appointment options:

  • Face to face (one on one or group)
  • Phone
  • VA Video Connect (VVC)

Clinic Locations:

                - Primary Care and Women’s Health
                - Renal
                - Heart Disease
                - Diabetes
                - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
                - Mental Health
                - Oncology
                - Transplant Services (Liver and Kidney)
                - General/miscellaneous

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How do I schedule an appointment?

Our clinics are self-referral. Call our scheduling line at (503) 273-5112 to make an appointment.
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Dietitian/Nutritionists are also available via MyHealtheVet secure messaging



Nutrition Classes:
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  • Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) - Cooking Class
  • Diabetes Prevention Class
  • Group Diabetes Class
  • Heart Healthy Class
  • Mediterranean Diet Class
  • Exploring Plant-Based Eating Class
  • Whole Health Introduction to Food and Drink
  •      Nutrition and Chronic Pain
  •      Mindful Eating

How do I schedule group class appointments?

Call (503) 273-5112 to make a group appointment.

For class descriptions, dates, and times, please visit:

Other Contact Information:

NFS Office of the Chief: 503-220-8262 ext. 55991

MOVE!® Weight Management Program; The best way to manage your weight is to eat smart and be physically active. MOVE!® is a national weight management program that helps Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. MOVE!® focuses on health and wellness through nutrition, physical activity, and behavior change.

Additional Resources:

Nutrition and Food Services (National) 

Healthy Teaching Kitchen (YouTube Channel)

VA Northwest Health Network

VA Portland Health Care System Health Education

Whole Health (National)

Whole Health (VAPORHCS)

MOVE!® (National Site)


Veterans Health Library

Farmers Market Tools:

(These are non-VA resources and are provided as a courtesy of VAPORHCS.  None of these agencies or providers are affiliated with VA. Use of any of these services or providers is at your own risk.) 

National Farmers Market Directory

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

SNAP and Farmers Market

Farmers Market Shopping Guide: Oregon and Washington 
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Seasonal Food Resources:

Updated on October 2, 2020

Contact Info


  • At various clinic locations

Contact Number(s)

  • 503-220-8262 Ext. 55991

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.