Inpatient Cancer Nutrition

Services Provided: 

  • Evaluation and assessment of nutrition status
  • Development and implementation of nutritional care plans and goals
  • Weekly follow up for all patients to assess the effects of medical nutrition therapy (MNT)
  • Education provided to patients and family members to optimize their recovery and their nutritional and medical outcomes

Goals of Nutrition Therapy:  

  • To complete and utilize a nutrition focused assessment
  • Guide and support patients through treatment
  • Provide education to patients and family members 
  • Help individuals learn the self management skills to successfully manage diet related risk factors and symptoms of disease and their treatments in an evidence-based, team orientented manner 

Resources

For Further Information Contact the Inpatient Oncology Nutritionist: 

Becky Merhar,  MS, RD, CNSC 
PO Box 800673
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0673
Phone: 434-982-3293
Fax: 434-982-3957
E-Mail:mailto:rm9eu@healthsystem.virginia.edu

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