Nutrition Counseling

Being well-nourished with a healthy, balanced diet is vital throughout your cancer journey. Our Premier Health registered, licensed clinical dietitians will help you with individualized meal planning and managing nutrition-related side effects of cancer and its treatment.

Here are key ways in which our dietitians offer nutrition counseling throughout your cancer treatment and recovery:

Develop personalized nutrition care plans. Our dietitians evaluate your current diet, identify nutritional deficits, and create a plan to ensure you get the best possible nutrition.

Solve dietary challenges. Cancer and cancer treatments may affect what you taste and smell, your appetite, and your ability to eat and absorb enough nutrients. We identify ways to work around these and other challenges.  

  • Finding nutritious foods that agree with your sense of taste.
  • Offering recipes and ideas for nutritional supplements, such as milk shakes, smoothies and protein drinks.
  • Managing complicated dietary needs if you have pre-existing chronic conditions, such as diabetes.

Provide food safety guidelines. Some cancer treatments may weaken your immune system and increase your risk for food poisoning or foodborne illness.

We welcome the chance to communicate with your family caregivers, who play an essential role in your cancer care. They help carry out the nutrition care plan developed by your dietitians. 

We encourage you to bring a loved one to treatment and nutrition counseling sessions to take notes and be another set of ears.

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

You will find new safety measures in place when you schedule appointments and come to our facilities — all with the goal of keeping you safe as we care for you.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.