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Twitter Chat Co-hosted by Oncology Dietitians and EverydayHealth.com
On Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.; Follow #HealthTalk to Join the Conversation
NEW YORK CITY, NY (October 24, 2012) -- Ambulatory oncology dietitians Amanda Bontempo, M.S., R.D., and Maria Romano, M.S., R.D., from Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care will join the EverydayHealth.com team in a live Twitter chat about the impact of nutrition on cancer prevention and treatment. The chat will take place Thursday, Oct. 25 from 1-2 p.m. EST at tweetchat.com/room/healthtalk.
The American Cancer Society and other leading advocacy and medical organizations recognize the important role that a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can have on lowering cancer risk. This chat will cover the cancer-fighting properties of antioxidants, vitamins C and E, carotenoids and phytochemicals, and the best food sources for incorporating them into a daily diet.
About our experts
Amanda and Maria use their expertise to help patients choose foods that will provide the optimal nutritional benefit based on their individual diagnoses. They also provide guidance on food preparation, suggesting recipes and techniques that help make meals more palatable for patients. Among their special services is Eat Healthy, Shop Smart, a program for patients who are actively undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. Eat Healthy, Shop Smart sessions are held within Montefiore’s on-site farmers markets, providing patients with personalized advice on how to choose fresh and healthy foods to help fight their disease and minimize side effects of treatment. Amanda and Maria also present workshops promoting healthy nutrition and wellness for cancer prevention and survivorship. Both have extensive media experience, covering oncologic nutrition and other subjects connected to food and health.