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Well on the Web is an extension of the programs available in the Wellspring Centres across the country, enabling those who live far from a physical centres, or those not well enough to leave their homes, with access to Wellspring’s special brand of care and support.

Nourish: Nutrition and Breast Cancer


Location: Sobeys Community Kitchen, 400 University Ave, Charlottetown

This program will take a deep dive into the lifestyle changes you may consider during and after breast cancer treatment. We’ll explore nutrition and physical activity, then take a closer look at hot topics, including soy, sugar and alcohol. We’ll also discuss healthy dietary patterns to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancer recurrence.

Meet our instructors: 
Angela Johnston
Angela was born and raised in Prince Edward Island. She attended the University of Prince Edward Island where she received her Bachelor of Science with honours in Foods and Nutrition before going on to complete her dietetic internship with placements in long term care, diabetes management, cancer treatment, and inpatient and outpatient care. Angela is currently finishing up her Masters of Science in Human Biology at UPEI, where her research focuses on food literacy and the development of food skills and food security. She has experience in developing and leading food preparation programming and currently works in food service management at an Island hospital. Angela takes a whole food approach to healthy eating and wellness and looks forward to meeting you all!

 

Vanessa Murphy
Vanessa Murphy is a dietitian registered with the PEI College of Dietitians. Vanessa also has Master’s degree in Cellular Medicine from the University of Ottawa where she studied the diseases such as cancer, diabetes and muscular regeneration. Originally from Quebec, Vanessa moved to PEI in 2010 to raise her young family. To pursue her interests in human health sciences and nutrition, she returned to school to study dietetics at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her background in medical research and nutrition combined with her personal interest in restoring the health of people across the all life stages has led her to a rewarding career in community nutrition. Vanessa is looking forward to applying this experience and knowledge to cancer prevention and recovery in the Nourish sessions at the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Program Details

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 9 & Nov 16

  • Sat Nov 9, 2019: 10:00am AST - 12:00pm AST
  • Sat Nov 16, 2019: 10:00am AST - 12:00pm AST

Jan 22 & Jan 29

  • Wed Jan 22, 2020: 6:00pm AST - 8:00pm AST
  • Wed Jan 29, 2020: 6:00pm AST - 8:00pm AST

Category:

Educational

Designed For:

Patients, Caregivers

Access:

Registered

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