Beating the Heat with Beets

Posted July 31st, 2020

Staying active and hydrated in hot weather can be challenging. Beets are one of those super foods that are packed full of nutrients. They are a good source fiber, folate, manganese and potassium. Beets and beet greens contain a powerhouse of bioactive antioxidants, specifically betaine, attributing to the deep purple color of beets and lutein, […]


Putting Your Pantry to Work 2: One-Pan Dishes, Soups, and Sweets

Posted April 15th, 2020

Americans are facing many challenges at the moment. Just one of these challenges is to keep dining at home both interesting and nutritious day after day using what you already have in the pantry or your freezer. Here are a few reminders: Canned vegetables have received a bad reputation because they are higher in sodium […]


Putting Your Pantry to Work: Dips, Salads and Sandwiches

Posted April 8th, 2020

Americans are facing many challenges at the moment. Just one of these challenges is to keep dining at home both interesting and nutritious day after day using what you already have in the pantry or your freezer. Here are some basics tips: Canned vegetables have received a bad reputation because they are higher in sodium […]


Navigating the Holidays Through Nutrition

Posted December 19th, 2018

The holidays are just around the corner, and with that, we often find ourselves out of our normal routines. We may be away from work, traveling or spending time with families, friends and copious amounts of food. For many patients undergoing active cancer treatment, their appetites and how they feel may not be the same […]


Tips for Managing an Upset Stomach

Posted December 11th, 2018

Coping with nausea/vomiting/dehydration and a queasy stomach can be a challenge for cancer patients. Here are some tips for preventing and managing an upset stomach. Tips to Avoid Nausea Take anti-nausea medication as directed, 30 to 60 minutes before eating. Contact your healthcare team if nausea worsens and you are unable to eat or drink. […]


Nutrition During Proton Therapy For Kids

Posted April 3rd, 2017

This webinar, presented by Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, provides an overview of nutrition issues and intervention strategies for children undergoing proton therapy.   Karen Wagner is a registered dietician who specializes in nutrition support and education for cancer patients.    


The Skinny on Soy and Flaxseed for Breast Cancer

Posted March 27th, 2017

This webinar, presented by Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, discusses healthy nutrition habits regarding soy and flaxseed for patients with breast cancer. Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN is a Licensed Registered Dietitian at Penn Medicine’s Department of Patient and Family Services where she works with oncology patients receiving treatment for breast, prostate, bladder, […]


Protein Requirements for Cancer Patients

Posted August 2nd, 2016

In this webinar, Katrina VB. Claghorn, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, a nutritionist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, explores the usefulness of protein in a cancer patient’s diet. Katrina Claghorn is an Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian Specialist at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. She […]


What should I eat? Healthy Nutrition Habits for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted June 7th, 2016

This webinar, presented by Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, discusses healthy nutrition habits for breast cancer survivors including information about the Mediterranean diet and phytochemicals.   Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN is a Licensed Registered Dietitian at Penn Medicine’s Department of Patient and Family Services where she works with oncology patients receiving treatment […]


Smoothies for All Occasions

Posted May 24th, 2016

Introduction This webinar, presented by Audrey Caspar-Clark, M.A., R.D., L.D.N., C.S.O., teaches you how to create a nutritional smoothie. About the Presenter Audrey Caspar-Clark, M.A., R.D., L.D.N, C.S.O., received her M.A. in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University in 2009 and her B. S. in Nutrition from Immaculata University in 2000.  She holds an active certification as a […]