Speakers: Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, FAND and Emily Fitz, RDN, The Ohio State University
There are over 15.5 million cancer survivors currently living in the US, with many at risk for multiple obesity-related comorbidities associated with inadequate dietary and physical activity patterns. Evidence-based guidelines for cancer prevention and survivorship promote a primarily plant-based diet to improve survivor outcomes, yet adherence to these recommendations is poor. Nutrition programming targeting the specific needs of cancer survivors should provide basic nutrition knowledge and promote adherence to the evidence-based guidelines.
- Access resources to support and identify evidence-based cancer prevention and survivorship recommendations.
- Understand the impact of collaborating with experts to enhance program development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Recognize and document client’s perceptions and impressions of remote education and training.
Dr. Colleen Spees serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics & Health Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition, she is an active member of OSU’s prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds academic appointments in both the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE).