The Nutrition Corner

Do You Really Need to Follow the Neutropenic Diet?
So many people have heard the term "neutropenic diet" but did you know that there are no evidenced-based studies supporting the use of the neutropenic diet? Did you know the CDC, FDA, American Cancer Society, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics do not recommend the neutropenic diet?
4th of July Recipes that Fight Cancer and Taste Delicious
As the holiday draws near, it’s time to start planning your patriotic menu. Friends, family and kids will love these easy to make recipes and each one helps your fight against cancer!
Grilling and Cancer: Are the Two Related?
Grilling season is upon us. Backyard BBQs are fun summer traditions, especially with holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, Father’s Day, and Labor Day around the corner. But can grilling increase your risk of cancer?
Nutrition Update: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
This presentation provides information to assist health care providers in identifying the role of nutrition in cancer. The presentation reviews the evidence and recommendations on nutrition in cancer prevention, treatment and recovery, and provides recommendations for nutrition interventions
Spotlight on Nutrition
Read oncology dietitian Jennifer Spring's latest interview and learn something new about mushrooms in the process!
Join us for the 10th Annual Zeny Datiles Nutrition Dinner
We will be unveiling the brand new "Zeny's Garden" at the SECU Family House. This garden will be free for our oncology patients and caregivers. It will emphasize the importance of a plant based diet in cancer prevention and survivorship.
Zeny's Oncology Community Garden
Zeny's Garden is Coming Alive!
The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship
Listen to this 60 minute video-presentation by Oncology Registered Dietitian, Meredith Moyers, to learn more about the important role nutrition has on cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. Practical tips and strategies are discussed that all have the ability to implement.
“Natural”, “Cage Free”, “Hormone Free”, “Organic”…..which Product is Nutritionally Superior?
The grocery store is a maze of propaganda with various products being portrayed as healthier than another. But which product is truly healthier and which product is a waste of money?
What Foods Boost your Immune System?
Should you take high amounts of Vit C? What about “super foods”? Should you be taking an herbal supplement from your local health foods store that promotes immune-boosting properties?
10 Tips for Managing Food Cravings
Whether it is sweet or savory you crave, here are 10 strategies to help fight the urge.
A Healthful Holiday Menu
Having a difficult time coming up with healthful, delicious recipes for the holiday season? Stress no more! Below is a list of wonderful recipes, websites and cookbooks that have healthy ideas for a great Thanksgiving feast or Christmas celebration. I even included a Thanksgiving Day menu you can use as a guide for your own menu.
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy doesn’t always require spending oodles of money at the whole foods market. You can eat healthy by being mindful when shopping. Using coupons at the grocery stores is a great way to save. You can also use your SNAP benefits at a majority of grocery stores and at farmer’s markets. Below are some great hints and tips for you to follow when planning a healthy menu at home and following a budget.
Grab a Sweater and a Mug
With fall and winter coming right around the corner a nice treat such as coffee or tea can do the trick with warming you up on a chilly day. Whether you are out running errands, at home on a Saturday morning or enjoying company, a nice cup of coffee or tea is a good accessory. These drinks are also beneficial in supplying you with extra fluids which will keep you hydrated. In this post, I will discuss what makes these drinks healthful, where you can find them, and the best way to prepare them.
Zeny's Garden
Introducing Zeny's Garden, coming March 2017
Do you Garden? Planting the Roots for Recovery
How does gardening help cancer survivors recover and prevent recurrence?
Drinking Water Safely During Cancer Treatment
Do you need to filter your water?
Adopting a Plant-Based Diet
Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, grains, and legumes (dried peas and beans) helps the fight against cancer.
Cancer Prevention
What is your part in cancer prevention?
Weighing Your Risk For Cancer
Weight and Cancer
Phytochemicals and Cancer
Finally the below zero days of winter are behind us and we can now enjoy the nice, warm sunny days of spring and summer. Besides the change in temperature, there will soon be an abundance of produce at our local farmers’ markets.
Picking the Best Diet for a Better Year
As this year begins, many of you may be trying to make healthy lifestyle changes such as exercising and eating healthier. When it comes to diet, though, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options.