nutrition and healthy eatingLlndsay 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 :

Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle
Thursday, May 9th at 10-11 a.m.
This diet is famous for reducing risk for several chronic diseases, including some cancers. Join us to learn more about this lifestyle and why it works.

Meal Prep Made Easy
Thursday, June 13th at 10-11 a.m.
Many feel they are too busy to eat well, but meal planning and preparation can help those with limited time to eat better. Learn our dietitian’s favorite tips.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Gut Health
Thursday, July 11th, 10-11 a.m.
Researchers are continuing to learn more about how the bacteria and yeast living in our guts (coined the “gut microbiome”) can impact anything from body weight to the immune system. Join this D2N class to discover why intestinal health is important and practical ways to nourish your microbiome.

Unwrap the Truth: Antioxidants
Thursday, August 8th at 10-11 a.m.
Many individuals facing cancer treatment are instructed to avoid antioxidants…but what are they, and where do they come from? This month we will discuss different types of antioxidants, where they’re found in food and supplements, and the risk/benefits of consuming them.

Healthy Eating During Cancer Treatment
Thursday, September 12th at 10-11 a.m.
Food is the fuel that keeps the body strong during cancer treatment. Unfortunately, many treatments can make eating challenging. Ideal for patients and caregivers, this class will focus on the most common eating problems one can have during treatment as well as ways to work around them to nourish the body.

Unwrap the Truth: Food Labels
Thursday, October 10th at 10-11 a.m.
Nutrition facts panels and food label claims can be confusing. In this D2N class, Lindsay will lay out some tips and tricks to understanding nutrition facts panels and explain types of claims made on packaging.

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.