What is Nutritional Counseling?

Cancer treatment can be accompanied with many physical and dietary challenge such as:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Managing unintentional weight loss
  • Nausea, vomiting, and a sensitive stomach
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Taste changes
  • Fatigue
  • Mouth sores
  • Difficulty with chewing or swallowing
  • Starting and monitoring tube feeds
  • Anemia

Our Nutritional Counseling team, made up of Registered Dietitians, is available to help you manage your symptoms and ensure you’re receiving the nutrients you need to keep your body strong during the treatment process.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians are professionally-trained nutrition experts who provide personally-tailored recommendations to patients. Their mission is to help patients and their family members manage the unique nutritional changes that accompany cancer treatment.

What happens during a nutritional counseling appointment?

During an appointment, the dietitian will conduct a nutrition assessment and/or physical assessment to determine nutrition needs and presence of malnutrition. A registered dietitian will also provide recommendations to assist in maintaining nutritional status during treatment. Dietitians are a reliable resource for providing evidence-based guidelines regarding nutrition counseling, diet education, tube feedings, and nutritional supplements.

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Meet Your Registered Dietitians

Sierra James, RD, LDN

Riverside

Jill Ligon, RD, LDN

Bch/Flem/SouthS/St.Aug

Tiffany Lommel, MS, RDN, LDN

Southpoint