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
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, author of the newly released book The Complete Lymphedema Management & Nutrition Guide. She is also the best selling author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook and creator of the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide.

She helps her clients achieve their goals with personalized nutrition counseling, she is a popular public speaker, and she writes a well-read blog called Cancer Bites which she hosts on her website jeanlamantia.com.

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