Virtual Nutrition Programs

Virtual 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 hybrid; this means you can attend virtually or in person at Geneva. Classes are led by Living Well dietitians Nancy Zawicki, RD, LDN, MS; Mary Zupke, RD, LDN, MS, FAND; and the Northwestern Medicine Oncology Dietitian team.

Each class will also be available to watch live or to rewatch at a later time on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/livingwellcrc

Registration is available at Livingwell.NM.org

Living Well offers two culinary series to help people with cancer and their caregivers move through cancer treatment into survivorship. After you complete both series, you can use the skills learned to make informed decisions about food and meal prep and continue healthy eating habits.

 

Eating Well

Classes in the Eating Well series are designed to help patients in active treatment navigate the changes and challenges they face with nutrition. Classes are a lecture format with some topics including a cooking demonstration.

Daytime Series: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm – Hybrid Geneva

 

  • February 28th: Protecting the Immune System and Sidelining Side Effects

    • Weight loss, taste changes, sore mouth, painful swallowing, nausea & vomiting will be discussed with tips and recipes to help minimize or prevent unpredictable side effects during treatment.

 

  • March 27th:  Reducing Inflammation Through Food

    • Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your meals may help reduce low grade chronic inflammation.  Review which foods are considered the best choices and how diet can help prevent chronic inflammation.

 

  • April 24th: How to Make the Most of Each Bite

    • Learn how to make easy, nutritious meals and snacks during treatment.

 

Evening Series: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm – Hybrid Geneva

 

  • February 6th: What to Eat Before and During Treatment

    • Nourishing your body with adequate protein, hydration and other helpful tips will help to prepare for treatment.

 

  • March 19th: Protecting the Immune System and Sidelining Side Effects

    • Weight loss, taste changes, sore mouth, painful swallowing, nausea & vomiting will be discussed with tips and recipes to help minimize or prevent unpredictable side effects during treatment.

 

  • April 2nd:  Reducing Inflammation Through Food

    • Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your meals may help reduce low grade chronic inflammation.  Review which foods are considered the best choices and how diet can help prevent chronic inflammation.

 

  • April 30th: How to Make the Most of Each Bite

    • Learn how to make easy, nutritious meals and snacks during treatment.

 

 

Being Well

Classes in the Being Well series are designed to guide patients in early survivorship make positive choices and get back on track with their nutrition. Classes are a lecture format including a cooking demonstration.

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm – Hybrid Geneva

 

  • February 7th: Mediterranean-Style of Eating

    • Learn how to eat the Mediterranean way! Learn what these recommendations are and how to incorporate more antioxidants, phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory foods using real foods instead of vitamin/mineral or herbal supplements.

 

***No class February 14th

 

  • February 21st: Eating Well for Survivorship- Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    • How to improve food habits and incorporate exercise to maintain a healthy weight. Learn about protein needs, whole grains, and a balanced diet.

 

  • February 28th: Gut Health and the Microbiome

    • Learn about pre- and probiotic foods to help promote a healthy gut.

 

  • March 6th: Cooking for One or Two

    • Experience easy, flavorful recipes that include cooking once & serve a few more times, making it easier to cook for just one or 2 people.

 

  • March 13th: Culinary Completion- Hands on Interactive Cooking

    • Celebrate the completion of this series with a hands-on interactive cooking class. Prepare a healthy recipe with other participants.  This is an opportunity to share ideas and goals.

 

 

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