Nutrition Counseling for those in cancer treatment and recovery.
Available for New and Follow-Up Clients (60 minute consultations) in person or via Skype.
Stephanie assesses your current intake and offers individually tailored recommendations for modifying diet and lifestyle to promote cancer survivorship. Included in your visit are specific suggestions to reduce treatment-induced side effects and enhance recovery, Your questions are answered in detail, helping you separate fact from fiction when it comes to cancer and nutrition. Topics covered in a typical consults include: sugar and cancer, organic foods and what to do about soy, dairy and red meat. Stephanie’s intent is to empower you with tips, tools and recipe suggestions to implement practical goals immediately.
Friends and Family Nutrition Session: Guidance for the community support network of those in cancer treatment and recovery.
Stephanie offers “Friends and Family Community Nutrition Education Sessions” in person or online. These 1-hour group sessions are designed to empower and educate the support network rallying around someone as they go through cancer treatment and recovery.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer it can touch their entire community. One way people offer support is preparing home-cooked food. Communities organizing home-cooked meals deliver love, comfort and care, but sometimes there’s confusion about what’s best to cook?
The purpose of the “Friends and Family Community Nutrition Education Session” is to guide the social network supporting someone affected by cancer in the following areas:
- Maximize the mobilized meal train so it matches up with the nutritional needs and preferences of the patient and family. Patients express tremendous gratitude at the outpouring of support in the form of food, however, sometimes meals delivered don’t align with a patient’s nutrition goals. For example, a veggie lasagna and a fresh batch of brownies is a generous gift, but not if a patient is trying to reduce their consumption of white flour and sugar. Similarly, someone recovery from surgery or experiencing side effects from chemotherapy might be following a special diet. Stephanie’s expertise in oncology nutrition assures friends and family understand the precise nutritional needs and approaches that work for each individual patient. Practical suggestions, resources, websites and recipes are included.
- Learn to be the best support team possible when it comes to offering nutrition advice. Friends and family members are a highly motivated bunch! Scouring books, articles and online resources, they aim to be helpful, yet being on the receiving end of such outpouring can be overwhelming for patients and families navigating the cancer experience. Stephanie guides friends and family on the sensitive issues related to if, when and how to share nutrition suggestions.
- Educate your community about optimal nutrition and lifestyle factors at a time they may be increasingly aware of or inspired to improve their own eating and exercise behaviors. A cancer diagnosis for a loved one can spark meaningful change in nutrition and lifestyle of those around them. On the flip side, it can also bring up fear and worry about which foods contribute to the risk of cancer. Stephanie spells out how and what to eat to minimize risk of cancer, allaying fears and reinvigorating the inherent joy of eating. Stephanie welcomes all questions and concerns, taking care to answer each from the depth of knowledge gathered in her twenty-plus years as an expert oncology nutritionist. This session is designed to help you get clear on cancer and nutrition risk and transform the impact of a loved one’s cancer diagnosis into actionable change in your own life.
- Clarify confusion and disseminate evidence-based answers to commonly asked questions about nutrition and cancer. Stephanie helps patients, family members and support networks get on the same page about issues of concern to them, such as:
Is soy safe to eat?
Do I need to buy organic?
Can I have dairy and red meat?
Does sugar feed cancer?
Will a ketogenic, alkaline or macrobiotic diet help?
Should I become vegetarian or vegan?
What supplements should I include?
Which foods do I need to avoid?
Group sessions for friends and family members affected by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis are designed to meet the needs of each unique group. Please feel free to contact Stephanie directly with your inquiry about nutrition and cancer care programming.
Active in a cancer support group that wants a nutrition component?
Stephanie offers group nutrition classes in person or online. Are you in a cancer support group or network that wants a nutrition program? If so, Stephanie can partner with you for an in person or Skype facilitated cancer nutrition session. Options include highly specialized groups on your topic of interest or more general cancer Q&A with an oncology nutrition expert.
Stephanie tailors each group class to your community’s needs. Email Stephanie directly to discuss nutrition and cancer related programming for your group.