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June 21, 2011

Cancer Nutrition Program Offered at SIU Cancer Institute

“Eat Out? Eat Right!” is a nutrition program designed to assist cancer patients and anyone concerned with making healthy menu choices when eating a meal away from home and healthy eating habits as a preventive measure. 

The class will be held 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 315 W. Carpenter, Springfield.  The event is open to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive treatment, as well as the general public.

The discussion will be led by Sarah Rommesmo, clinical dietitian at Memorial Medical Center (MMC).  She will talk about good nutrition as an important tool for cancer prevention as well as during treatment.

The free event is sponsored by SCI and MMC.  Parking is available adjacent to the building.  Register by calling 545-0798 weekdays or go on-line at and click on the registration link.

The mission of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through education, research, patient care and community service.