Virtual Nutrition Programs

Virtual Nutrition Programs

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.



Register for classes at


How to Increase Protein in Meals and Snacks

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

A high protein intake can offer numerous benefits and also helps build and maintain muscle, which is important for cancer patients who might be having problems eating and are losing weight.



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Gear up for Spring with Healthy Habits

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Often, what’s known about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, it’s well-accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. So, if you’re interested in preventing cancer, take comfort in the fact that simple lifestyle changes can make a difference. Consider these healthy tips.


The Power of Antioxidants and Herbs

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Antioxidants are natural compounds produced in plants that react and neutralize free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. Spices and herbs are the most potent antioxidant foods that can be easily added to numerous dishes (including teas), enhancing flavor and health benefits.


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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