New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
Experts are increasingly examining the importance of healthy eating for breast cancer, and the role that weight gain can play in the risk of recurrence. Now, a national cancer-focused fresh meal delivery service is offering a nutritious new menu and educational program for breast cancer patients and survivors.
Since planning and preparing nutritious meals at home can often be challenging, Meals to Heal’s program is designed to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight and, in doing so, reduce their risk of recurrence. Meals to Heal has developed their Breast Cancer Survivor Program, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to provide fresh, healthy entrees directly to customers’ doors along with extensive educational content promoting a healthy lifestyle with a focus on survivorship.
“Awareness about nutrition is important to everyone, but particularly to the breast cancer patient due to the relationship between weight gain and increased risk of recurrence,” said Susan Bratton, founder and CEO of Meals to Heal, who was moved to start the company in 2011 after witnessing close friends and family suffering from cancer. “Lack of proper nutrition is indicated in the majority of cancer patients, and breast cancer patients are no exception. Eating right is the one variable patients can, and should, control. We hope Meals to Heal will help the many people being treated for and recovering from this disease.”
All fare from Meals to Heal is based on the proven Mediterranean Diet and meets the nutritional needs set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Institute of Medicine (IOM). Meals are designed to help patients manage symptoms and side effects that occur during and after cancer treatment.
The chef-prepared meals will be personalized to address the needs of breast cancer patients and survivors, with the help of the Meals to Heal’s Registered Dietitians who are Board Certified Specialists in Oncology Nutrition. The program consists of 8 weeks of meals supplemented with a comprehensive 8-week educational program designed specifically for breast cancer patients and survivors and their unique needs. The educational program includes weekly email newsletters, webinars and private educational sessions with a Meals to Heal oncology-certified Registered Dietitian. In addition, the new program also offers direct access to the oncology-credentialed Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses at Meals to Heal, via phone or e-mail.
Gift certificates are another welcome option for friends and family members interested in providing fresh, healthy meals for patients and survivors. Delivery is available to customers in the contiguous 48 states.
Meals to Heal
Meals to Heal is dedicated to making the lives of cancer patients and their caregivers easier and less stressful by providing services that relieve them of the significant time, energy and worry associated with ensuring proper nutrition for themselves and their loved ones. Meals to Heal provides a single, comprehensive solution to cancer patients’ and their caregivers’ nutritional needs through the home delivery of healthy, nutritious meals in addition to a wealth of nutrition resources based on high-quality scientific studies. In addition, Meals to Heal offers access to experienced oncology nutrition professionals. http://www.Meals-to-Heal.com