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Healing kitchens

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You can make food part of your healing process

Eating healthy food is an important part of any wellness plan. If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis, is in treatment or is trying to keep cancer from coming back, you may be wondering how good nutrition can help.

Patients of any Novant Health Cancer Center, as well as their friends and family, can have access to our Healing Kitchens online course. This free program teaches you how to cook easy, nourishing meals that can support healing for yourself or others. Patients can also get a Culinary Rx Kit booklet, which has more nutritional information, when they schedule a free consultation with a Novant Health dietitian or join a Novant Health Cancer Wellness Exercise class.

Sign up for the Healing Kitchens online course

The Healing Kitchens online course, led by chef and author Rebecca Katz, offers you a range of recipes as well as videos showing how to make them. Katz also offers tips on purchasing fresh produce, lean proteins and healthy fats and teaches you how to use spices and herbs to enhance the taste of your food.

In addition to Katz’s recipes and tips, the program includes information from Novant Health cancer care specialists. These specialists include Michelle Mintz, a registered dietitian who offers nutritional counseling as part of oncology services, and Russell H. Greenfield, MD, director of Novant Health Integrative Medicine.

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