nutrition and healthy eating Llndsay Coleman, dietitianNutrition plays a vital role in the treatment of cancer. A healthy diet can help patients maintain proper digestive health, prevent malnutrition and remain strong during their treatments. Lancaster Cancer Center understands the importance nutrition plays in a patient’s recovery, which is why we offer an on-site dietitian to provide nutritional support throughout treatment.

Lindsay Coleman, RD is a registered dietitian who provides medical nutrition therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy. She helps patients develop dietary strategies to prevent side effects from chemotherapy and supports patients after their treatment to reach and maintain healthy lifestyle goals. Lindsay also advises patients on which nutritional supplements should be incorporated into their health plan.

Lindsay Coleman, RD
717-291-1313 ext.102


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Dishes 2 Nourish (D2N)

FREE to the community, Dishes 2 Nourish (D2N) offers cooking demonstrations on a wide-range of nutritional topics in the Lancaster Cancer Center dining commons. Participants can sample the prepared entrees during the class and receive a copy of the recipes to cook at home. Lindsay is also available to answer any dietary questions and how they relate to cancer.

Call Lindsay Coleman at 717-291-1313 ext. 102 to register

Sign up for upcoming classes in nutritional cooking :

“Unwrap the Truth: Organic Foods”
Thursday, August 9th, 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m.
What sets apart organic fruits, vegetables, meats, and animal products? Some say that organic foods are safer, healthier, better tasting…but do these claims hold up?
Is there anything wrong with “regular” conventionally produced foods? Join D2N this month to delve into this hot topic! During the class, we will discuss all things organic and also sample some healthy and delicious recipes. When signing up, please indicate if you have any food allergies or restrictions.

Essential Oils Class
Monday, August 27th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 20th, 10-11:30 a.m.
Jessie Smoker of Young Living Essential Oils will be teaching a class for our patients, survivors, and the community about essential oils. This class is ideal for anyone interested in using oils to help manage any of the following conditions that one may experience during cancer treatment: Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Aches and pains, Nausea, and Mouth sores. This class is FREE. Oils will be available for purchase for those interested following the class.

“Slow Cooker Meals & Hacks”
Thursday, October 18th, 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Life is so busy that it can be hard to find time to cook. Want a few ideas for tasty, healthy recipes that practically cook themselves? Interested in learning how to convert your favorite recipes to slow cooker meals? Join us for this class to take a step toward becoming a multitasking pro in the kitchen.

“Anti-Inflammatory Foods”
Thursday, November 15th, 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Aches, pain, and general inflammation can wreak havoc in our bodies, particularly as we age. Inflammation in the body is complex – thankfully, nutrition can play a key role in decreasing it. Come to D2N this month to learn how to tweak your diet to fight inflammation.

“Holiday Foods to Fight Cancer”
Thursday, December 13th, 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Food and the holiday season are inseparable, with special treats around every corner. Moderation is key, of course…but every time we eat we have the opportunity to do something good for our bodies. Join D2N this month to learn about how to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into some holiday favorites.

All classes are held at Lancaster Cancer Center, 1858 Charter Lane, Greenfield Corporate Center, Lancaster. Seating is limited. Registration required. To learn more or to register, call 717-291-1313 ext. 102 or email

Location: The Lancaster Cancer Center dinning commons.