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The number of cancer survivors in the United States will grow to over 25 million in the next decade. Remarkably, over 50% of cancer survivors are overweight; 80% eat less than 2.5 cups of produce a day; and over 50% are inactive. These factors contribute to high risk of cancer recurrence, comorbidity, and all-cause mortality. Yet the encounter with cancer provides a "teachable moment" - an appreciation for health and an opportunity for empowerment. A major obstacle to supporting survivors during their post-treatment journey is that, though there are evidence-based guidelines for survivorship care, strategies for achieving durable changes in behavior are still being explored. There is a need for comprehensive and holistic lifestyle interventions that are feasible, effective, and sustainable. This presentation will guide dietetic practitioners through the development, implementation, and evaluation of several theory-driven and garden-based interventions resulting in improved health outcomes for survivors.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 5150, 4040, 4070
- Describe the scope, context, and growth of cancer survivorship in the U.S. and post-treatment risk factors.
- Define updated (2018 release) evidence-based dietary and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivorship.
- Compare and contrast garden-based behavioral interventions shown to improve health outcomes for survivors across the lifespan (pediatrics, adult, seniors).
- Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND
- Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD