The WACH Nutritional Care Division
The Weed Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care Division (NCD) on Fort Irwin provides comprehensive nutrition information and outreach in support of Fort Irwin Soldiers and beneficiaries to include safe, wholesome food production, nutrition education and counseling, and nutrition consultation to installation commanders and the community in support of readiness and health promotion.
In order to improve and optimize nutrition of the local population, NCD promotes and conducts individual and group nutrition assessments and coordinates care for preventative health and disease management programs to include specific problems such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, failure to thrive, and so much more.
About the Army Body Composition Program (FFP)
All Soldiers enrolled in the ABCP will complete the Army Fit for Performance initial group counseling session conducted by the Registered Dietitian (RD) and Nutrition Care staff. Fit for Performance is a lifestyle and behavior modification program that focuses on nutrition and exercise to improve weight loss success. It is designed to help Soldiers lose weight and/or meet their body fat standard per Army Regulation (AR) 600-9, improve military readiness and job performance, and lower risk of weight-related diseases. Participants are eligible and encouraged to follow-up with individual sessions with the RD to continue lifestyle changes.
Classes are held weekly in the PCMH conference room. A nutrition counseling memorandum will be provided at the end of the FFP session.
To schedule appointments please contact Nutrition Care at 760-383-5501 or 760-383-5494. Unit classes may also be scheduled upon request. For more information regarding the ABCP please review AR 600-9.
Soldier and Community Outreach
Individual appointments are available for specific nutritional needs or medical conditions by referral from your health care provider.
Performance Nutrition Classes
Individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of Soldier Athletes. Whether it's training for a marathon, the APFT test or weight room gains, getting the proper nutrition is the key to improving your performance.
Registered dietitian available to talk to community groups or events on any nutrition topic desired such as healthy snacks for children, weight management, eating on the go, and quick and healthy cooking demonstrations.
The WACH takes a proactive approach to Soldier and community health. A number of Army MEDDAC programs are coordinated locally as well as programs specific to Fort Irwin are promoted by the WNCD. To learn about these programs click on the following links: