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VA Telehealth Improves Access to Nutrition Services

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Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. VA’s Nutrition and Food Services programs can help with weight management and focus on nutrition-related health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and renal disease. Thanks to VA telehealth technologies, including VA Video Connect, accessing these programs is easier than ever.

“Instead of taking three or four hours off work to come and see us, (Veterans) can take a break at work and use 30 minutes for a virtual appointment,” said Kari Mularcik, Chief of Nutrition Services at Central Ohio VA.

The number of Veterans who use VA telehealth has increased greatly since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. Today, every VA facility offers virtual appointments, and at Central Ohio VA, only 10% of nutrition appointments are in person.

Read this VAntage Point blog to learn more.