When patients enter treatment at North Star Lodge, they meet many people who form the team to help them and their family through the many questions about treatment, symptom management, and after care. A certified oncology dietitian will likely be on their team.
Lena, Kim, and Emily have varying backgrounds in nutrition, and they all agree that working with cancer patients and survivors is very rewarding. These highly qualified dieticians are Certified Specialists in Oncology Nutrition, registered dietitians (RD), and are board certified. They assist with a wide variety of eating issues experienced by cancer patients and survivors…appetite loss, nausea, swallowing, and tastes temporarily altered by treatments. They help with menu planning, recipe modification, and guidance on making the best nutrition choices for each patient’s needs.
Donations from our generous community help support the nutrition program at North Star Lodge. That’s quite a gift, for which we are grateful!