Managing Your Diet

Nutrition plays an important role in your care during and after treatment at Winship Cancer Institute.

Recommendations about food and eating habits for cancer patients can be very different from the usual suggestions for healthful eating.

This can be confusing for you as a patient or survivor because these new suggestions may seem to contradict what you have always heard.

Our goals with nutrition counseling are to help you to:

  • Manage treatment side effects
  • Manage change in appetite
  • Achieve and maintain optimal body weight
  • Review tube feeding needs and management
  • Cancer prevention and nutrition education
  • Review nutritional supplements
  • Educate family member/caregivers about your special needs
  • Enhance quality of life during treatment
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of complementary medicine

Our registered dietitians, Tiffany Barrett and Stephanie Boyea, are available to answer questions and address concerns about managing your diet, weight, treatment side effects, and use of nutritional supplements. To schedule an appointment with one of our dietitians, call (404) 778-5646.

Photo of  Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Tiffany Barrett, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Registered Dietitian
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Ms. Barrett provides personalized nutrition advice to Winship Cancer Institute patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.

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Stephanie Boyea, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Stephanie Boyea, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Registered Dietitian
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Boyea provides blood cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at Winship with personalized nutrition advice.

Photo of  Emily  Walters, RD, LD
Emily Walters, RD, LD

Emily Walters, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Ms. Walters offers personalized nutrition advice to cancer patients treated at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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