Meet Jane Freeman

Discover how a personalised nutrition plan can help you to manage your weight, boost energy and reduce progress risks

Mealtime Magic

Find out what YOU really need to eat or supplement

Mealtime Magic

Tailored guidance for nutrition, appetite, weight and gut function difficulties

Nutrition plans that help in the overall treatment of cancer

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, a knowledgeable and highly regarded cancer Dietitian (APD), who will arm you with the dietary know-how and the meal plan options that will energise you, and your immune system and help you with weight changes and other side effects. Jane has over 25 years 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 $56.00 are available with an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan referral from your GP  (5 sessions available). Health insurance rebates may also be available.


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

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.

Canutrition dietary plans include:-

Jane photo with patient

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

Jane's CANcook menus, recipes and the cancer fighting kitchen know-how needed.

Latest evidence based updates on what diet can and cannot do to cure and prevent further cancers

Try Jane's cancer-fighting 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.

Bean boosted tomato soup
September 4, 2021
Roasted tomatoes are not only packed with flavour, they serve Continue reading
Easy tuna and tofu poke bowl
September 1, 2021

Powered with protein, fresh flavours and a good dose of Continue reading

Mango & cauliflower smoothie with a turmeric twist
August 25, 2021
Turmeric and cauliflower boost the health benefits Continue reading
Sore throat tea
August 21, 2021
The flavour infusion of honey, lemon and onion in this Continue reading
Fresh Muesli
July 29, 2021
This fresh muesli consists of a nutritious, whole grain muesli Continue reading
Gremolata (a flavour hit)
May 20, 2021
This is a deliciously easy vegetarian recipe that packs in Continue reading
Areerat’s Thai-style salmon and quinoa with a mild red curry sauce
May 17, 2021
As my background is from Thailand all the Asian herbs Continue reading
Flavourful Persian falafel bowls
May 17, 2021
This is a deliciously easy vegetarian recipe that packs in Continue reading

Find out how your diet can help with side-effects

There is a lot of confusion and mixed up dietary recommendations when it comes to eating well for cancer. The tip sheets help to provide latest updates and answers to the hot topic questions. They also provide lots of tips to help with eating, gut and other difficulties that can be experienced during treatments.

Taste changes
May 20, 2021

Loosing your taste or experiencing strange or unpleasant flavours in

November 14, 2020

Constipation is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

October 7, 2020

Diarrhoea is defined as an increase in the number and/

October 7, 2020

Nausea and vomiting

There can be nothing worse than trying to

How radiotherapy can impact your nutritional needs
August 23, 2020
The nutritional side effects of radiotherapy depend on the area
Arming your kitchen for the months ahead
April 2, 2020
COVID-19 has upended all our lives. And while no-one knows
How does being overweight lead to cancer?
May 11, 2018
It's very clear that there is a link between cancer
Beware of the wonder diet
May 11, 2018
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about wonder diets promoted as

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 

Monday 6th September

10.00am -11.30am

The Kay Van Norton Centre for Well-being
A virtually run food discovery and cooking workshop
Location - Your kitchen

(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 

Monday 20th September


The Kay Van Norton Centre for Well-being
A virtually run food discovery and cooking workshop
Location - Your kitchen

(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"