A Dietitian Guide to Lymphedema
A DIETITIAN GUIDE TO LYMPHEDEMA: DEFINITION, TREATMENT AND THE DIETITIAN’S ROLE
Lymphedema affects more people than MS, ALS, AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's COMBINED. There are a lot of people suffering with this condition including a significant portion of cancer patients and those who are overweight and obese. As dietitians, we can help to screen people who will be at risk and to advise them how to get the proper care. We can also discuss and advise our patients how diet can help improve their condition.

This topic is very timely as The Lymphedema Treatment Act has been passed by the senate with the aid of their key spokesperson, actress, Kathy Bates who has bilateral lymphedema as a result of ovarian and breast cancer treatment.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Visualize the lymphatic system and its main roles regarding fluid management, immune support and digestion.


  • Demonstrate how a malfunctioning lymphatic system impacts the individual.


  • State 5 key strategies to help people reduce their risk of developing lymphedema.


  • Confidently explain to their clients the role that nutrition plays in the management of lymphedema.
Live Event Date: May 06, 2020
Expiration Date: May 06, 2023
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5150, 5370, 5020
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Jean LaMantia, BASc, RD
Jean LaMantia

Jean LaMantia is a registered dietitian, cancer survivor and author of three books on the topics of cancer, lymphedema and intermittent fasting. She is also the creator of the Lymphedema Nutrition School – an online program to help individuals living with lymphedema. She will be launching the professional version of the program this year so that dietitians can acquire the skills and confidence they need to help their patients with lymphedema. She lives in Toronto, Canada where she has a virtual private practice You can find out more about Jean and read her Cancer Bites blog at www.jeanlamantia.com.

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