Nutrition and Food Services - VA Central Iowa Health Care System
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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Nutrition and Food Services

Mission Statement: To provide excellent comprehensive and innovative, evidence-based nutrition and food service programs for our Veterans and stakeholders, and support the full continuum of healthcare through interdisciplinary collaboration both within and outside the Veterans Health Administration.

Clinical Nutrition
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy to Veterans in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Individual or group appointments are available in person or via telehealth (in your home or at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic).  Visit to learn about the role of nutrition in health and wellness or to learn about the MOVE! Weight Management Program.  
Food Services
NFS provides healthy, nutritious meals, to Veterans in acute care, the Domiciliary, and the Community Living Center.  Food is served by the room service and cafeteria style dining models, allowing Veterans choice and flexibility. Food Service for our guests is provided by the Veteran Canteen Service (VCS).

Contact: 515-699-5854 or 515-699-5822
Hours of Operation 5:30 am - 7:00 pm, 7 days a week
Location: VACIHCS Main Campus, Building 2





Contact Info


  • VACIHCS Des Moines Campus
    Building 2

Contact Number(s)

  • 515-699-5854
  • 515-699-5822

Hours of Operation

  • 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Daily