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Nutrition services for cancer patients

Chemotherapy or radiation may interfere with your appetite; even change your sense of taste. Maintaining a healthy diet is important, but sometimes hard to achieve when facing cancer. That's why we offer nutritional services to guide you through this time.

Our dietitians can help you:

  • Prevent or correct nutritional deficiencies

  • Reduce the side effects of treatment

  • Improve your ability to tolerate treatment

  • Help you achieve and maintain optimal body weight

  • Incorporate healthy nutrition habits into your daily living

  • Create a nutrition plan to minimize your risk of cancer recurrence following treatment

Cancer Center nutritional supplement program

When added to your diet, nutritional supplements such as Ensure and Glucerna, can help keep you from losing weight. The Christ Hospital Cancer Center, with the help of generous donorsprovides patients with supplements once they have received a proper clinical evaluation. If you or a loved one is undergoing cancer treatments at the Christ Hospital Health Network and needs to gain weight, please call 513-585-2023 to find out how to receive dietary supplements.

Cooking for Wellness program  

Our specialists work together to promote balanced healthy eating through "Cooking for Wellness." In partnership with Cancer Support Community, this free cooking demonstration and education series inspires cancer patients and their families to learn about diet and food preparation and how it relates to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. This program can help patients manage symptoms like loss of appetite, weight changes (loss or gain) nausea and changes in the way food taste.

A local dietician or cancer expert presents all of the "Cooking for Wellness' classes. Classes take place in the newly constructed demonstration kitchen in The Christ Hospital Cancer Center (Level D), at The Christ Hospital in Mt. Auburn.

Registration is required due to limited seating. Call Jaimie Robinson at 513-585-2023 or email Jaimie Robinson.

The next Cooking for Wellness is scheduled for Mon., Feb. 6, Noon to 1 p.m. Sweet treats during cancer treatment will feature: 

  • Integrative nutrition health coach, Beth Ehrensberger, will lead the cooking demonstration.

  • Valentine’s sweets and treats demonstration and tastings.

  • One lucky attendee will be chosen for a door prize.