LivingWell became a saving grace for me. From the time I was diagnosed and throughout my treatment, LivingWell was the one place I counted on for support, comfort, and hope.

- Renee

Nutrition

Nutrition is an essential part of your cancer treatment and recovery as well as to your overall well-being. LivingWell’s nutrition programs offer practical instruction on eating healthy before, during, and after cancer treatment; how to prepare healthy meals at home; maintaining a healthy weight; how the basics of good nutrition can be implemented into your everyday life; and education on various nutrition related topics.

 

Nutrition Consultations

LivingWell is pleased to offer nutrition consultations with our registered dietitian to those diagnosed with cancer. Get nutritional recommendations tailored to support your needs and your cancer treatment from Sandie Hunter, RD, CSO, clinical nutrition manager at Northwestern Medicine. Consultations are limited to people diagnosed with cancer. Please call LivingWell at 630.262.1111 to make an appointment. You may email questions to AskaDietitian@LivingWellcrc.org.

 

NEW! Healthy Eating Around Town

Learn about local businesses that can help you eat healthy every day! Enjoy a cooking demonstration and healthy meal, then try the recipes at home. Call 630.262.1111 to register. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

Using Local Produce and Pasture Raised Meat with Rustic Roads Farm
Monday, May 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Healthy Dinners for Active Families with The Market at Gracious Hall
Monday, June 26, Noon – 1:30 pm

Delicious, Healthy Lunches with Tarragon Catering
Monday, July 24, Noon – 1:30 pm

Breakfast For Dinner with Abby’s Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant
Tuesday, August 29, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

CULINARY COMFORTS

Learn how to manage side effects of cancer treatment through your diet and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our dieticians. Registration is required for each class. Presented by Annie Eliopoulos, MS, RD, LDN, LivingWell, and Nancy Zawicki, MS, RD, LDN. Call 630.262.1111 to register. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

NEW! Protein Guidelines in Meat-Based, Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

NEW! Calcium and Vitamin D Guidelines and Milk Alternatives
Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

NEW! Juicing, Supplements, Caffeine and Hydration
Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

NEW! Antioxidants and Super Foods
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

EATING WELL

Eating Well is an interactive cooking class focused on how to incorporate a plant-based diet. Food may contain common allergens. Presented by Nancy Zawicki, MS, RD, LDN, LivingWell. Attendance at all classes is not required. Call 630.262.1111 to register. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

Berries, the Perfect Pick
Wednesday, May 24, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Breakfast Anytime
Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Mighty Seeds and Nuts
Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Adding Flavor With Herbs, Spices and Vinegars
Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm