Nutrition Classes

Living Well offers nutrition classes designed to help patients with cancer and their caregivers make informed choices about nutrition and move through cancer treatment into survivorship.

Classes are virtual via Microsoft Teams and are led by Living Well dietitians, Nancy Zawicki, RD, LDN, MS, and Mary Zupke, RD, LDN, MS, FAND. Classes include a cooking demonstration that complements each cancer-related topic.




Super Salads Using Super Foods

Virtual: Wednesday, June 14, 1 – 2 pm

Superfoods offer exceptional health benefits and help promote health by increasing your immune function and decreasing your chance of disease progression. Implement more superfoods into your diet with these great salad recipes.


The Right Balance: Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle

Virtual: Wednesday, June 28, 1 – 2 pm

Sleep, regular exercise and nutrition all have a direct impact on our health and well-being, each linking to the other. Keeping them in balance is especially important when we face stressful times in our lives.





Breakfast Anytime: Easy, Nutritious and Budget Friendly

Virtual: Wednesday, July 12, 1 – 2 pm

Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, and lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight. Learn how to make your breakfasts easy, nutritious, and, on budget.


Tomato Season: A Wonderful Time of Year

Virtual: Wednesday, 19, 1 – 2 pm

Loaded with lycopene, tomatoes are a healthy, cancer fighting way to enjoy summer! Learn new and fresh ways to add tomatoes to your menu.



Hydration: The Many Options of Meeting Needs

Virtual: Wednesday, August 9, 6 – 7 pm

Hydration is so much more than just drinking water! Learn how fluids carry nutrients to cells, flush bacteria from the bladder and prevent constipation and understand that staying hydrated makes treatment side effects less severe and lowers your chances of missing or delaying cancer treatments.


Eating Healthy & Living Well: Mediterranean Meal Options

Virtual: Wednesday, August 23, 1 – 2 pm

The Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, legumes, olive oil, fish, poultry and lean meats, provides an array of health benefits, research suggests. Find out how to get started!



Nutrition Consultations

Sandie Hunter, RD, LDN, MS, CSO, clinical nutrition manager at Northwestern Medicine, can answer your questions and help you learn about nutrition recommendations that can help you during cancer treatment. Consultations are limited to people diagnosed with cancer.

To make an appointment, please complete the form at You may also email your questions to

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