This course will cover the essential things you need to know regarding nutrition for cancer patients. Topics to be included are nutrition screening and assessment in the oncology setting, nutrition tips for managing side effects, well-being for cancer survivors and current evidence regarding nutrition and cancer prevention. Participants will leave this session with tangible tools and tips to use with clients.
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify 3 common side effects for people facing cancer.
Identify nutrition related strategies to assist in managing common cancer related side effects.
Identify 3 common cancer nutrition myths and the corresponding truths.
Identify one current recommendation regarding diet for cancer survivors.
Julie Lanford MPH, RD, LDN, is wellness director for Cancer Services, a non-profit in Winston-Salem, NC. She is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist with over ten years of experience in oncology nutrition. Lanford received a B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University and a masters degree in public health nutrition from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2007, Lanford developed www.CancerDietitian.com, a healthy living web site that Cancer Services now uses to translate evidence based nutrition guidelines into consumer friendly messages for everyday life. The site reaches thousands of people across the country who are interested in cancer nutrition and the most current topics on healthy lifestyle in our culture. She has been the cancer nutrition speaker for national conferences including Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Stupid Cancer, as well as speaking at state-wide and local events.
In addition to writing articles, Lanford develops culturally appropriate cancer education programs for Cancer Services education team to deliver to the local community. Lanford enjoys life away from work when she is traveling with her personal "circus," a husband, 7-year-old daughter, 6 month old son, and two lively dogs.