Friday 15th April 2016
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Spring 2016
Learn more about providing dietary advice through a new online training course.
People who have had a cancer diagnosis often want to learn how to reduce their risk of recurrence and live a healthy lifestyle. They may ask you about appropriate activity levels, dietary intake, the use of supplements and the avoidance of certain substances within their daily environment.
To help you answer these questions, a new e-learning toolkit was launched on LearnZone in January, in partnership with Bournemouth University.
Designed for all health care professionals, the Nutrition for people living with and beyond cancer course can help increase your knowledge and understanding of nutrition as part of the care you provide.
The course provides an overview of basic nutrition principles and dietary guidelines for the general population, for cancer prevention, and for living with and beyond cancer. Consideration is given to the extent to which lifestyle factors can extend life and reduce disease incidence to add quality to life.
The toolkit can enable you to provide consistent and evidence-based general advice on nutrition and lifestyle change. It can also help you signpost to further resources and refer people for more specialist advice. The course includes guidance on nutritional literature and assessing the validity of nutritional reports in the media.
Sign up for the course here.