Program offers nutrition advice for cancer patients

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Guide Posts of Strength, a local cancer advocacy group, next week will host the third program in its survivorship series focusing on nutrition for cancer patients.
“You Really ARE What You Eat: A Guide to Nutrition During and After Cancer” will be presented Monday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the Resource Room at Hayworth Cancer Center, 302 Westwood Ave.
The free program, which will include dinner, will feature High Point native Chuck Hayworth, who is a chef, author, TV personality and cancer survivor now living in Wake Forest.
After being diagnosed with stomach cancer, for which he underwent surgery and treatment, Hayworth dedicated himself to a healthy, natural diet. In his book, “The Chef’s Recovery,” he shares his triumphant story and cancer-fighting recipes to help others in their fight against cancer.
Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., after which Hayworth will present a demonstration about healthy foods.
At 7 p.m., sessions will be offered on “Nutrition During and After Treatment,” “The Good Fats,” “Cancer-Fighting Foods” and “When Food Just Doesn’t Taste the Same.” Recipes and resources will be provided.
Presenters include Julie Lanford, wellness director of Cancer Services Inc. in Winston-Salem; Erin Kline, dietician with the CARE Team of Hayworth Cancer Center; Avis Murphy; and High Point oncologist Dr. Bernard Chinnasami.
Finally, at 8 p.m., there will be a debriefing and a question-and-answer session.
The program is free, but registration is required. To register, or for further information, call Guide Posts of Strength at 883-4483 or visit the website at www.cancergps.org.