THE DIETITIAN’S ROLE IN PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CANCER PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND SURVIVORSHIP
As dietitians, we know that nutrition and physical activity are interconnected components of a healthy lifestyle. This one-hour webinar will discuss the role of physical activity in cancer from the standpoint of prevention, treatment and survivorship. We will also examine the role of the dietitian in providing physical activity recommendations. Using national physical activity guidelines, in coordination with nutrition knowledge, dietitians can assist patient/clients in integrating physical activity with nutrition in the promotion of health and well-being and in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Explain the connection between physical activity and cancer.
State physical activity recommendations for cancer prevention.
Discuss physical activity recommendations and limitations for cancer patients in treatment.
Discuss the role and scope of the RDN in providing physical activity guidance.
Utilize A Physical Activity Toolkit for Registered Dietitians as part of the Nutrition Care Process.
Laura Rutledge is an Assistant Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Nutrition Sciences where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition. In addition to teaching, Laura works with oncology patients and those with chronic disease in a survivorship and supportive care clinic. She is board certified in oncology nutrition. Laura frequently presents to support groups and medical practice groups about nutrition and cancer.
Laura recently developed www.NourishingPLate.com as a resource to provide evidence-based nutrition information and healthy recipes for cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.