Good nutrition is very important for all patients with cancer, and help from a dietitian specialising in cancer nutrition can provide you with the right advice at the right time.
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
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Peter Mac has a team of dietitians and nutrition assistants who provide assistance to patients on the wards, in specialist clinics, in the chemotherapy day unit, and in the radiotherapy centre at the Melbourne site. Dietitians also attend outpatient clinics at Peter Mac’s Moorabbin and Box Hill campuses on specified days. Nutrition at Peter Mac’s Sunshine and Bendigo campuses are managed by Western Health and Bendigo Health, respectively.
Nutrition and Dietetics works within the broader Allied Health team at Peter Mac, including working closely with Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Spiritual Care, Social Work and Clinical Psychologyin the clinical setting, as well as in the research and education settings.
ABOUT NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Nutrition and dietetics at Peter Mac consists of a team of nutrition assistants and dietitians.
OUR NUTRITION AND DIETETICS SERVICES
Peter Mac Nutrition and Dietetics services are available at the Melbourne, Moorabbin and Box Hill campuses.
THE CANEAT PATHWAY
A guide to optimal cancer nutrition for people with cancer, carers and health professionals
MALNUTRITION SCREENING TOOL
If you have any feedback or queries about this tool, please contact VCMC@petermac.org
PATIENT AND CARER INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Good nutrition is important at all times of your life, but it is especially important in the context of cancer.
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
There are many high quality resources available that will help guide and inform your clinical nutrition practice and assist in directing your patients and their caregivers to appropriate and credible sources.
VICTORIAN CANCER MALNUTRITION COLLABORATIVE (VCMC)
The Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative (VCMC) program of work is a state wide collaboration between Peter Mac, the Victorian state government, Victorian health services and other interested parties.
An essential resource for Dietitians on the nutritional management of cancer.
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS EVENTS AND SEMINARS
Peter Mac regularly runs nutrition focused events for patients and carers, and health professionals.