We all know nutrition plays an important part in overall health, but what
about when you are a cancer survivor? Foods may not taste the same as
before or you may need additional nutrients as you are going through cancer
treatment. These are just a few of the nutritional challenges that will
be addressed by St. Luke’s Registered Dietitian Karen Johnson during the
Survivorship: The Power of Nutrition lecture and educational event on Tuesday, February 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
at Marshall School Auditorium in Duluth.
Beginning at 5 p.m., St. Luke’s will provide healthy food samples
such as a quinoa and tabouli salad, fruit, hummus and more to attendees.
Attendees will receive recipes and nutritional content for each of the
easy-to-make food items. Cancer survivors, family members and anyone interested
in learning more about cancer and nutrition are encouraged to attend to
Karen Johnson, RDN, LD, will be discussing nutrition specifically for cancer
survivors. Challenges such as how to receive proper nutrition after cancer
treatment and survivorship, how to get back to enjoying foods you like,
and how to decrease the risk of cancer through food will be addressed
during the lecture. There will be time for questions at the end.
Johnson explained that nutrition is one of the most commonly asked questions
during a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. “Survivors
want to know how food can play a positive role during their cancer journey,”
said Johnson. Her lecture will further examine common nutritional topics
such as vitamins and antioxidants.
Johnson encourages people to attend the lecture to become more informed
about nutritional challenges survivors might face. “Education is
key and this lecture is a great learning opportunity for survivors and
their families to learn more about nutrition as it relates to cancer survivorship,”
There is no charge for the lecture but registration is required. Register at
www.slhduluth.com/SurvivorshipLecture or call 218-249-5527 no later than February 10.
BELOW: Karen Johnson, St. Luke's Registered Dietitian