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The Importance of Nutrition in Cancer Care

Wed May 10th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About This Webinar

Nutrition plays a vital role in cancer care from the moment of diagnosis to post-treatment survivorship. Cancer and its treatment can affect how the body digests, absorbs and utilizes nutrients, changing a person’s nutritional needs. Maintaining a good nutrition status during treatment helps to keep people on track to receive their full prescribed cancer treatment without breaks or dose reductions, which can improve their outcomes. Good nutrition also promotes overall well-being, quality of life and reduces treatment-related complications. This webinar focuses on nutrition care for people on active cancer treatment, information on common side effects, and strategies to assist caregivers in their role of providing nutrition during cancer treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain malnutrition as it pertains to adult cancer survivors.
  • Discuss effects of malnutrition during cancer treatment.
  • Identify common cancer and treatment-related side effects and strategies to manage.
  • Discuss the caregiver’s role in nutrition.
  • Provide an overview of food safety guidelines during cancer care.


Whitney Warminski, RD, CSO, LD
Clinical Dietitian
BSA Harrington Cancer Center

Whitney Warminski, RD, CSO, LD is a Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Whitney has more than 10 years of experience in oncology nutrition where the main focus of her work is to help oncology patients maintain and improve their nutrition status during cancer treatment. She works as a clinical dietitian in an ambulatory cancer center and also teaches nutrition classes at a local cancer survivorship center.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This course is awaiting approval for 1.0 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS.
  • Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE): This course is awaiting approval for 1.0 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CNWE.
  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

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