Free Oncology Nutrition Webinars
Providence, Saint John’s offers free oncology nutrition classes.

Free monthly webinars are now available to help you understand and prepare for your post-treatment care. Take advantage of professional dietary guidance, which can improve your recovery and help manage treatment-related side effects.

Oncology nutrition focuses on providing dietary counseling for cancer patients. It involves understanding nutrition goals to help manage the side effects of treatment, support the body’s immune system, and maintain overall health and well-being. We want to ensure patients are receiving adequate nutrients to support their treatment and entire recovery.

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, which can lead to malnutrition and weight loss. Proper nutrition can help mitigate these challenges and maintain your strength and energy levels. Additionally, good nutrition supports the immune system, which is important for fighting infections and supporting the body’s recovery process during cancer treatment.

What are some sample questions I could ask the dietitian during a webinar?

  1. What foods can help me manage nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?
  2. How can I maintain a healthy weight and get enough nutrients during my cancer treatment?
  3. Are there any dietary supplements I should consider taking to support my immune system?
  4. How can I improve hydration while dealing with side effects like diarrhea or mouth sores?
  5. Are there any specific foods or nutrients that may help reduce my risk of developing treatment-related complications?
Oncology Nutrition Classes
Click to download a PDF flyer.

Participants can RSVP by emailing Giselle Barajas at or by calling (310) 829-8889.
Help spread the word about these highly valuable and free events! 
Click to download the Oncology Nutrition Classes Flyer (PDF).

Webinar Schedule

Classes are held on ZOOM from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and moderated by Ashley Kardashian, RDN, Clinical Dietitian – Outpatient Nutrition & Diabetes Education.

Click here to join a class that is already in session.  A ZOOM account is not required to join.

March 25th, 2024

How To Manage Treatment-Induced Diarrhea

  • What is radiation enteritis?
  • What if C.diff?
  • Foods to avoid to manage diarrhea
  • Foods to choose to manage diarrhea
  • Nutrient deficiencies and supplementation

April 22nd, 2024

Painful Mouth: What Can I Eat?

  • Types of cancer affected
  • Common issues, such as mucositis, stomatitis, xerostomia, ageusia, anosmia, dysphagia, esophagitis, osteitis
  • Foods and drinks that may worsen symptoms
    Foods and drinks that may improve symptoms
  • Taste changes
  • Good oral hygiene

May 27th, 2024

Unintended Weight Loss

  • Causes of treatment-related weight loss
  • Cachexia
  • Nutrition therapy for managing weight

June 24th, 2024

Fatigue After Radiation

  • What is cancer-related fatigue?
  • Lifestyle tips for dealing with fatigue
  • Nutrition management of fatigue

July 22nd, 2024

Managing Hot Flashes During Treatment

  • Etiology of hot flashes during cancer treatment
  • Medication management of hot flashes
  • Nutrition therapy to manage sweating

August 26th, 2024

Taste Changes and Xerostomia

  • What is xerostomia?
  • Dysgeusia and ageusia
  • Nutrition intervention for taste changes