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Eating nutritious foods and regular physical activity can reduce the risk of disease, including some types of cancer.

Nutrition Tips

  • Enjoy a wide variety of plant based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and beans.
  • Limit red meat (beef, lamb, pork, goat) to 18oz per week (about 5-6 servings from Canada's Food Guide).
  • Meet nutritional needs through diet alone. No dietary supplements are recommended for cancer prevention.
  • Limit processed, high sodium foods in your diet.

Other key points for cancer prevention

  • Be physically active. Visit Winnipeg inmotion for some ideas!
  • Limit alcohol use. If you drink alcohol, limit consumption to no more than two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women

If You Are Living with Cancer

A team of health care providers will help you by treating your cancer and managing your symptoms. There are many different types of cancer each with their own treatment options. Ask your health care team for more information.

Healthy eating is an essential part of keeping you healthy during cancer treatment. A dietitian can help answer your question and provide you with a specialized plan to meet your nutrition needs. If you have been diagnosed and undergoing treatment you can access the services of a dietitian at Cancer Care Manitoba

Cancer Supports

To learn more:

In your community:

  • Cancer Care MB-- Nutrition Services
  • Cancer Care MB-- Calendar of events in "Navigator" newsletter
  • Get Better Together: A workshop given once a week, for 6 weeks. Offered at various sites throughout the city. Check out Wellness Institute; The Reh-Fit Centre for more information.
  • HANS Kai
  • Dial a Dietitian
  • WRHA Breast Health Centre-Nutrition Services:

    As people look for reliable nutrition information especially after a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is important that they make a decision based on reliable information. The registered clinical dietitian at the Breast Health Centre provides education and counselling to clients individually or in a group regarding diet and breast health, including breast cancer to people throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. There are also free educational sessions regarding Bone Health after Breast Cancer and Eat Well, Get Fit & Live Well for those wanting to adopt a healthy lifestyle after breast cancer treatment. Information about these programs can be found on our website along with many valuable resources - www.wrha.mb.ca/bhc . For more information or to arrange for an appointment, call 204-235-3646 or Toll- free: 1-888-501-5219. No referral is necessary.

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