Jane pictured with her award wining book "How To Eat Well When You Have Cancer"

Nutrition Plans that Target

A diagnosis of cancer is something that has many impacts on your health and nutritional needs. This is why it is important to know how to tailor your diet to eat well and to help you cope, fight and manage side effects such as fatigue, appetite and weight changes (both losses and increases).

Jane Freeman, is a knowledgeable and highly regarded cancer Dietitian (APD), who will arm you with the dietary know-how and the meal plan options that give you the confidence to adjust your diet to help you to do and enjoy more. This includes simple meal plan guides, tip sheets and lots of recipes. Jane has over 25 years of experience, is a trained cook, was awarded a Medical Association prize for her book ‘How to Eat Well When You Have Cancer’ and wrote the first WCRF booklet on “Eating well and Staying Active after Cancer Treatments”.

Jane consults in person at the new Mater Hospital’s Centre for Well-Being in North Sydney or is happy to consult via a telehealth appointment.

Medicare rebates of $58.00 are available with an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan referral from your GP  (5 sessions available). Health insurance rebates may also be available.

Try Jane's Cancer Fighter Recipes

Jane has put together a wide range of healthy, delicious and easy recipes that incorporate latest cancer nutrition guidelines. There are also recipes that can help with treatment, eating and gut function difficulties. Start with some below or visit the recipe tab on the website for more.

 

Roasted tomatoes are not only packed with flavour, they serve up a bigger dose of

Powered with protein, fresh flavours and a good dose of anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids.

Turmeric and cauliflower boost the health benefits
The flavour infusion of honey, lemon and onion in this tea will sooth and comfort
This fresh muesli consists of a nutritious, whole grain muesli mix that has been soaked
This is a deliciously easy vegetarian recipe that packs in lots of plant food power

About Jane Freeman (APD)

Jane Freeman is an internationally regarded and credentialed cancer dietitian and nutritionist (APD, APN). She is also a Leith’s trained cook, an IOC (International Olympic Committee) qualified sports nutritionist and British Medical Association award-winning cancer book author.

She has worked out of leading hospitals and cancer clinics in Australia, London and Singapore, as well as consulted to the World Cancer Research Fund UK, Singapore Cancer Society and the Australian Cancer Council. She wrote the WCRF booklet on nutrition and activity after cancer treatment. She also wrote the nutrition section in the Cancer Councils booklet on radiotherapy.

Importantly Jane’s understands and assess every person as an individual. She reviews current medical and nutrition health parameters, actual dietary approaches and then will educate, clarify and advises on the dietary or supplement intake approaches more able to help.

People who consult Jane say the 1:1 nutritional advice given makes an enormous difference to how they feel and do. They feel comforted to know what they need at this time and what are the best food or supplement options for them.

Individual needs assessed dietary plans to help you with health, treatment, shape and cancer risk factor needs

Individual needs assessed dietary plans to help you with health, treatment, shape and cancer risk factor needs

Individual needs assessed dietary plans to help you with health, treatment, shape and cancer risk factor needs

Jane has put together a wide range of healthy, delicious and easy recipes that incorporate latest cancer nutrition guidelines. There are also recipes that can help with treatment, eating and gut function difficulties. Start with some below or visit the recipe tab on the website for more.

 

Nutrition Side-Effect Trouble Shoot Tips

Loosing your taste or experiencing strange or unpleasant flavours in your mouth such metallic, salty

Constipation is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The cause is often related

Diarrhoea is defined as an increase in the number and/ or an increase in liquidity

Nausea and vomiting There can be nothing worse than trying to face food when you

Taste & discover cooking workshops

In addition to the one-one nutrition consults, Jane runs regular food, nutrition and cooking workshops out of the new Kay Van Norton centre for wellbeing at the Mater Hospital in North Sydney. At the moment the sessions are being run virtually via zoom, but will start back once the COVID-19 coast is clear.

Put more plant-based power into your meals and snacks

(You can cook some of the recipes with Jane or just enjoy the demonstrations) Ingredients lists will be sent out after registration

Staying in shape whilst you are in lockdown

(You can cook some of the recipes with Jane or just enjoy the demonstrations) Ingredients lists will be sent out after registration

Workshop Testimonials

”I found it so helpful and a real comfort to find out what I should be eating and to spend time with Jane in her kitchen”

“I wish this had been suggested to me earlier, Jane’s no nonsense approach to eating well whilst dealing with illness and fatigue shows you how to put easy and supportive tastes together on the same plate”

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