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Cancer Nutrition Services at Anderson Regional Cancer Center

Nutrition is a very important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods during and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Cancer and its treatment can sometimes cause problems that can make it hard to eat. You can help fight cancer by choosing nutrition to support your cancer care.

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Build a healthy diet with our registered dietitian
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Manage eating problems caused by cancer treatments
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Food safety during cancer treatment
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Registered & Licensed Dietitians Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Meridian Nutrition Services
Diet and nutrition have a profound impact on your health. If you want a nutrition plan that helps you eat healthier, feel better and achieve your weight goals, look to the skilled team of registered and licensed dietitians and nutrition specialists at Anderson to help modify your diet and live a healthier life.
Caring For Your Nutrition Needs
Nutrition Counseling for Specific Health Issues
Meet the Care Team
How to get an Outpatient Nutrition Referral
What to Expect During Your Appointment

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of American adults are considered obese. Health conditions directly impacted by obesity include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers. Smart diet choices are also critical to ensure your body has the nutrients it needs for energy and strength. As a team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN)’s:

  • We believe that nutrition is the cornerstone of good health and longevity.
  • We believe that good food is medicine and we are skilled in translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions.
  • We offer personal evidence based nutrition assessment and counseling to help improve the lives of our patients.
  • We follow accredited guidelines (no gimmicks or fad programs).
  • We develop personalized realistic meal plans including menus and recipes.
  • We provide a varied diet of healthy, tasty foods considering your preferences.
  • We offer simple, easy to understand information you need to make smart nutritious choices
  • We use the latest evidence-based research to make personalized diet recommendations.
  • We work with patients in the hospital and those who are not in the hospital.

Our experienced nutrition professionals work with you to:

  • Develop a personalized and realistic meal plan
  • Provide a diet of healthy, tasty foods
  • Offer the awareness and information you need to make continued smart nutritious choices
  • Use the latest evidence-based research to make personalized diet recommendations

Our dietetic professionals are experienced in all areas of meal planning and counseling. Individualized nutrition programs can be developed for many health conditions such as:

  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes, hypoglycemia and other blood sugar conditions
  • Food allergies
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Ketogenic diet (pediatric epilepsy)
  • Kidney disease
  • Lactation
  • Normal and high-risk pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Renal disease
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight management

Our specialists include:

  • A.S.P.E.N. Certified Nutrition Support Clinicians
  • Specialists in oncology nutrition
  • Specialists in gastrointestinal disease
  • Certified specialists in childhood, adolescent and adult weight management
  • Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Registered dietitians certified in multiple insulin pump training/management
  • Registered dietitians certified in continuous glucose monitoring system therapies

The dietitian will review your past medical history, weight, BMI (body mass index), pertinent labs and medications as well as vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements you might take. The RDN will also review your eating habits and your physical activity. After that, the RDN will work with you to establish a plan by setting nutrition-related goals to help make positive changes in your eating behaviors. Family members are welcome.

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