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Classes are scheduled twice a month. Upcoming topics include:
January New Year’s Resolution Cooking Budget Friendly Dishes
February Dinner for Two Cajun Cooking
March Italian Cooking Fish “Under the Sea”
April Greek Cooking Farmers Market
May French Cooking 5 Ingredients or Less
June Asian Cooking Salads
July Spanish Cooking Entertainment Ideas
August Game Day/ Tailgating Lunchbox Favorite
For exact dates for any of these classes or to register, please call 214.820.2608. The demonstration kitchen is located within the Cvetko Center in Suite 200 of the new Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, 3410 Worth Street, Dallas, Texas 75246.
Eating healthy is crucial during the treatment of cancer. However, many patients face side effects that impact their nutritional intake or don’t know how to cook healthy foods that accommodate their new nutrition and taste needs.
The Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Education and Support Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas has expanded its services to offer a demonstration kitchen where a chef and registered dieticians teach cancer patients and their families how to cook nutritious and tasty recipes during cancer treatments.
“Most people know the basics of good nutrition, they just don’t know how to incorporate everything,” says Tricia Cox, RD, LD, oncology dietician for Baylor Sammons Cancer Center. “When there is a cancer diagnosis, everything else gets pushed to the side. We show them how to prepare healthful items for a variety of conditions and side effects and make good nutrition easier for them to manage.”
Classes have varying nutritional and food selection themes and also offer menus and recommendations for cancer prevention diets. Among the first of the rotating topics are:
Eating well during cancer treatment is an important part of the overall treatment regimen. “This is a quality of life issue,” says Cox. “Adequate nutrition is important to help patients receive the nourishment needed to help them feel their best throughout their cancer treatment.”
The demonstration kitchen was incorporated into the Cvetko Center as part of the new Baylor Sammons Cancer Center to expand emphasis on treating the total patient. The team of dietitians’ goal for classes is to “further educate and demonstrate ways to incorporate healthy eating in patients’ daily lives,” says Cox.
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