A comprehensive nutrition program designed specifically for University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care patients
Nutrition is important throughout the cancer treatment process. People with cancer often need to choose foods that may be different from foods in their regular diet. When you have cancer, it’s essential to keep up your strength and help reduce the side effects of treatment.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, in the middle of treatment or are a cancer survivor, our registered dietitians/nutritionists can help you meet your health and personal care goals. We do this through our Nutrition Works program.
Nutrition Works is a comprehensive nutrition program designed to help your body heal faster and help you learn a new lifestyle and eating pattern.
First, you need to discuss Nutrition Works with your doctor because it’s recommended that you have a referral from your provider to schedule an appointment with the Nutrition Works team. Once you have a referral, your provider’s clinic staff can help you schedule an appointment with a Nutrition Works team member. Or, you can schedule an appointment using the phone numbers listed in the locations tab.
Insurance Coverage and Financial Support
Many insurance plans will cover nutrition counseling when ordered by a medical provider. Please ask your provider or nurse care coordinator for a referral. Financial support is available to University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care patients who do not have insurance coverage for medical nutrition therapy.
At your appointment, you will meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian/nutritionist who will provide medical nutrition therapy and develop a personal nutrition plan to meet your health and treatment needs.
During a nutrition consultation, you will learn:
Once you have completed treatment, Nutrition Works can help you with healthy eating and nutrition based on your needs and goals such as:
Continuing support is important to success, so our Nutrition Works team members are available for follow up consultation at your convenience.
Talk to your provider or nurse care coordinator about your interest in working with a Nutrition Works registered dietitian/nutritionist. Your provider’s staff can assist you with making an appointment, or you can schedule an appointment using the contact information below.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Medical Center (Main campus): 612-672-6700
Burnsville: Fairview Ridges Hospital: 612-672-6700
Edina: Fairview Southdale Hospital: 612-672-6700
Maple Grove: University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinic: 763-898-1600
Princeton: Fairview Northland Medical Center: 763-389-6367
Wyoming: Fairview Lakes Medical Center: 651-982-7731