Some foods are helpful in the healing process, and the Hill Country Memorial Cancer Resource Center (CRC) in Fredericksburg is hosting an event to educate the public on food choices during illness or injury.
Registered and licensed dietitian Kay Steinbring will teach and answer questions on Thursday, September 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. Mrs. Steinbring works with physicians and nurses to assess dietary needs and consult patients in the hospital. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and has over 29 years of experience.
“The right foods can bolster the body’s immune system and its overall strength to recover,” she said, “and they can also help caregivers maintain good energy levels and avoid illness.”
Signs of poor nutrition will be part of the topic, along with ways to make food more attractive for a disinterested patient, and how to select healthy nutrition-boosting foods and snacks. Attendees can ask questions on how to rebuild your own or your loved one’s health following a hospital stay or during recovery from cancer.
The CRC is located on the first floor of the Brune Professional Building at 808 Reuben Street. While there is no charge for the program and all are welcome, reservations are helpful for planning purposes and may be made by calling 830-997-1336.