2015-07-17 / Community

Cancer center, Hannaford to offer healthy eating programs

In an effort to expand nutrition programming for adults affected by cancer, the Cancer Community Center in South Portland is partnering with Hannaford dieticians to provide in-store educational experiences. On Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m., Registered Dietician Anne LaPierre will offer a program entitled, “Nutrient Rich Foods – Maximize Your Health,” at Scarborough Hannaford. On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m., Registered Dietician Susan Gay will offer a program entitled, “Eat for Energy” at Hannaford on Forest Avenue in Portland. Anyone interested in attending either or both of these programs can register in advance at CancerCommunityCenter.org or by calling the center at 774-2200.

Since 1998, the Cancer Community Center has offered a wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of cancer patients and survivors, as well as their caregivers, family members and friends. Nutrition information and healthy cooking classes are a critical part of the programming mix.

“Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment,” said Molly Stewart, mission services director at the center. “Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after treatment can help a person feel better and stay stronger.”

The Hannaford programs are open to adults currently in active cancer treatment, cancer survivors, caregivers, family members and friends.

The collaboration with Hannaford is one of several the center has established to augment opportunities for adults in southern Maine who have been touched by cancer in some way. All center programs are offered at no charge and are made possible by the generosity of the community.

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