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How Can a Dietitian Help People with Cancer?

Dietitians play a key role on your health care team by helping you get the best nutrition possible. Good nutrition helps your body handle cancer treatments better and with fewer side effects. Our registered dietitians are experts in cancer nutrition and make recommendations based on proven research. They can help you with a variety of nutrition topics, including:

  • Finding the foods your body needs
  • Coping with side effects such as lack of appetite or trouble swallowing
  • Getting to a healthy body weight
  • Finding answers about vitamins and supplements
  • Guidelines for cancer prevention after treatment

Nutrition counseling is free of charge to Huntsman Cancer Institute patients.

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How Do I Make an Appointment?

Call 801-587-4585 to make an appointment for a nutrition counseling session. Appointments are available Monday through Friday:

Suggestions to Help Manage Common Side Effects

Some cancer treatments can make it hard to eat. You may have nausea. You may feel too tired to make meals. Foods may taste different. You may have questions about what to eat during and after cancer treatment. Here are some fact sheets that will help you manage these common side effects.

For more information, or for specific nutrition-related questions, call the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center at 801-587-4585.

Programs

Cooking Classes and Recipes

The Good Life Kitchen Cooking Class Series teaches you to prepare nutritious foods that improve health and wellbeing. Participants enjoy samples of delicious recipes.

Classes are held the last Tuesday of every month from 11:00 am-12:30 pm at the Harmon's at 4675 Holladay Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84117. Cost is $8 per person.

Call 801-587-4585 to register.

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NEW You Program

The NEW You program focuses on nutrition, exercise, and wellness. Using the latest research, we help you learn to eat better, be more active, and lose weight. Join us to change your lifestyle behaviors, see real results, and become a new you! Contact us at 801-213-8284.

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