Nutrition is important for good health and a vital component to the healing process. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger. A healthy diet includes eating and drinking enough of the foods and liquids that have the important nutrients which the body needs. Practicing healthy eating habits throughout cancer treatment is essential. Staying hydrated and maintaining muscle tissue with enough fluids, calories and nutrients can reduce treatment delays, boost your immune system and help minimize debilitating side effects such as fatigue.
Studies show that most cancer treatments work better when the patient is well nourished and gets enough calories and protein in the diet. Cancer patients who are well nourished can have a better chance of recovery and overall better quality of life.
Make an appointment with our Registered Dietitian who can teach you options to stay healthy before, during and after cancer treatment.
We offer many nutritional sessions to fit our patients’ needs. View the monthly flyer for dates and times of sessions.
For other nutrition classes and more, visit our Community Calendar page.
Meet Our Registered Dietitian:
Melanie Mitchell, MS, RDN
Ms. Mitchell is a registered and licensed dietitian with a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University and a Master’s in Nutrition Education from Rosalind Franklin University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings while at the University of Iowa as well as Mt. Sinai in Miami, Florida. Melanie now utilizes her nutrition education to help cancer patients at SNCC.