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Cancer – Eating to Reduce Cancer Risk
September 12, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm$65
Many cancers are potentially preventable by diet and other lifestyle choices, according to recent studies. JAX Cooking Studio’s Cancer Series discusses foods recognized as cancer-starving. We teach you how to prepare meals that are tasty and simple using these foods. And we review tips for maintaining nutrition during cancer treatment. Each hands-on class will be co-taught by a cancer nutrition specialist and a chef skilled in culinary nutrition.
Be an active participant in your health!
Class 1 (September 12): Eating to Reduce Cancer Risk
Class 1 will discuss recent cancer research related to diet and other lifestyle choices. We will identify foods that have the most powerful preventative effect on cancer and show you how these foods can be prepared to be just as tasty and craveable as the processed foods most Americans consume every day. We will also discuss the types of cooking vessels and storage containers that are safest to use.
Come prepared to cook! Participants will make several cancer-starving recipes. At the end of each class, we will gather around the table and enjoy eating the fruits of our labor while having an opportunity to ask questions of the instructors.
Dates: This three part series will take place every Wednesday from September 12 through September 26.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ages: 16 or older
Price: $65 for a single class or $60 per class if enrolling in the entire three part series.
Other Classes in the Series:
Class 2 (September 19): Myths and Realities. Misinformation abounds about what you should or should not be eating to prevent cancer or to stop it from recurring. We will set the record straight, sharing the latest scientific research and discussing practical ways to incorporate cancer-reducing eating habits into your lifestyle.
Class 3 (September 26): Maintaining Nutrition During Treatment. Traditional methods of treating cancer can make it difficult to get enough nutrients. We will teach you strategies for decreasing common side effects like nausea, poor appetite, fatigue, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing. By keeping your body fueled with nutrients during treatment, you can help fight off infection and heal more quickly.
CREDIT: The curriculum for the series was developed by Karen Alexander, BSND, MSCN, Oncology Wellness Specialist at Ackerman Cancer Center (ACC). Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition, and Certifications in Oncology Nutrition and Enteral Nutrition. Prior to moving to Jacksonville to work for ACC, she managed the Nutrition Service for a hospital specializing in oncology in Mexico. In her free time, she enjoys speaking at conferences and workshops and running a nutrition and wellness blog for her patients at ACC. Karen is also a collaborator at Edible Northeast Florida Magazine where she shares recipes and information about wellness and nutrition.
DISCLAIMER REGARDING HEALTH ADVICE: Information presented in our classes is intended help participants better understand their lives and health and should not be interpreted as medical advice. When changing your eating habits, it is important that you work closely with a doctor or healthcare professional to properly diagnose and treat your condition, and to monitor your progress.