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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. 

 

NEW! Hot Topic: Is There Estrogen in My Food?
Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Get the answers to your questions about estrogen, food and cancer. Learn about soy, flax and phyto-estrogens’ effect on the body. Presented by Annie Eliopoulos, RD, LivingWell. Call 630.262.1111 to register. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

 

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.

Changes in Digestion During Cancer Treatment
Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Cancer Fighting Foods and Phytonutrients
Wednesday, April 19, 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.

Healthy Snacks
Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Healthy Protein Sources
Wednesday, April 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm