What is MOVE?
The MOVE! Program is designed to help Veterans:
- Manage & lose weight
- Increase physical activity
- Improve health
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
- Improve quality of life
In the program you will be paired with a healthy living coach who will help you manage your weight and live a healthier life.
To see a list of activities we currently offer, view the MOVE Class Schedule.
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What is the right portion size?
With these simple guidelines, you can use your eyes to judge the right portion size.
1 oz of cheese = a domino
1 oz of nuts = a handful
1/2 cup of cooked pasta/rice = 1/2 a baseball
1/2 cup of fruits/vegetables = a computer mouse
3 oz of meat = a deck of cards
If you have a question you would like us to answer, please email Camilla Coakley.
VA Garden Engages and Soothes Veterans and Plant Enthusiasts
Los Altos Town Crier - A "de-stress" zone has taken root at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto.
That’s what Rana Davis of Los Altos calls the organic community garden planted at the hospital’s front entrance on Miranda Avenue.
“Patients stop and look and come in,” she said. “And hospital employees often eat lunch here. It brings joy and a sense of community.”
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Are you getting ready for a BBQ? Here are a few tips.
Choose the leanest cuts of beef and pork to lower the saturated fat and calories.
Trim away all of the visible fat from meats and poultry before cooking.
Broil, grill, or roast meat, poultry, or fish instead of frying to lower the saturated fat and calories.
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African Bean Soup
Sweet potatoes and peanuts are familiar ingredients in many African cuisines. In this colorful soup they are combined with garbanzo beans and other vegetables and served over cooked rice.
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 small sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
- 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
- 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 4 cups vegetable broth (see recipe) or water
- 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, undrained
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1-2 teaspoon curry powder
- 4 cups cooked brown rice
Heat water and soy sauce in a large pot. Add onion and sweet potatoes or yams and cook over high heat, stirring often, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Read more >>
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