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Oncology Nutrition Workshops -- Online Virtual Meetings

  • Categories: Virtual Event, Support Group, Cancer

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  • Event Type:Support Groups

To support your health and well-being we are offering bi-weekly nutrition webinars including live cooking demonstrations with nutritionist Conner Middelmann.

The FREE presentations are offered via video conference (Zoom). You can use a computer, laptop or smartphone to log in. All webinars run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mountain Time.

Please use the green registration button to sign up. Once registered, you will be sent the Zoom link & password.

  • Mar. 11: Sugar, Carbs & Cancer: Sugar and refined starches may contribute to a biological environment where cancer cells thrive. That doesn’t mean, however, that all carbohydrates are bad. Learn about the different types of carbs, how they may affect your biology, and how easy it can be to eat tasty, nourishing carbs. Also: keto sweeteners & cravings.
  • Mar. 18: Eating Through Chemo: From nausea to constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and taste changes, chemotherapy can throw your eating habits off kilter. At this webinar, Conner will suggest ways to relieve the digestive side effects of cancer treatment and show you some simple, comforting dishes.
  • Apr. 8: How to Gain Weight: Unintended weight loss is a common side-effect of cancer treatment. We look at the risks of being underweight and discuss strategies for preventing weight loss and regaining weight. Then Conner will show you some simple, tasty dishes to help you replenish your muscle tissue and fat stores.
  • Apr. 29: Let's Talk About Body Fat: Some people carry a large amount of body fat, yet are healthy. In others, even a modest amount of body fat can increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Find out what drives body fat storage, how body fat and cancer might be connected, and how to manage your fat stores (without dieting). 
  • May 13: Optimizing Plant-Based Diets: Plants are a powerhouse of nutrition and we should eat them at every meal. However, it can be hard to get all the nutrients we need from plants. Attend this webinar to learn about ways to leverage plant power without missing out on vital nutrients.
  • May 20: Boost Your Brain: People undergoing cancer treatment sometimes experience thinking and memory problems referred to as “chemo brain.” Join Conner and Karen Brady, Cognitive Rehabilitation specialist at BCH, as they discuss practical ways to boost your brain with simple behaviors and delicious foods.
  • Jun. 10: Feeding & Exercising Your Bones: Cancer and its treatments are major risk factors for bone loss and fractures, so come and learn about diet, exercise and lifestyle measures to strengthen your skeleton. At this webinar, Conner is joined by BCH’s oncology board-certified PT Brandy Whitney.
  • Jun. 24: Immune Tune-Up: We need a well-functioning immune system, not only to keep viruses and bacteria at bay, but also to support cancer treatments and create a biological terrain that’s hostile to cancer cells. Join Conner to learn about the foods and lifestyle habits that support immune health and help tame systemic inflammation.

Each workshop comprises a roughly 40-minute presentation followed by a live cooking demonstration. Everyone who registers will be sent a recording of the session, Conner’s PowerPoint slides and her recipes – even if you weren’t able to attend in person.

Facilitator: Conner Middelmann, nutritionist and 22-year cancer survivor is a passionate advocate of eating whole foods that aren't just healthy, but delicious, too. With her joyful and practical approach to nutrition – anchored in the Mediterranean diet – she will show you simple, tasty and affordable ways to boost your nutritional health.

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  • Price: Free
  • Registration Instructions: Please register via the green button above. You will receive the Zoom link in your email to attend the class.