Nutrition Services

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At Nebraska Cancer Specialists we understand it can be challenging at times getting the appropriate amount of nutrients and hydration during cancer treatment. Our complimentary nutrition services provided by a Registered Oncology Dietitian ensure patients remain healthy during and after treatment.

What is a Registered Oncology Dietitian?

A registered dietitian in oncology specializes in individualized assessment and intervention for patients across the spectrum of cancer. Whether it be in cancer prevention, cancer treatment or cancer survivorship an oncology registered dietitian is able to help a patient develop a plan for proper nutrition to reduce risk of cancer, management of side effects from treatment or remain their healthiest during and after treatment.

Our registered dietitian will follow your through your cancer journey, continually assessing your nutrition status along the way and formulating an optimal nutrition care plan with your oncology health care team as well as you and your family. Diet and lifestyle interventions are tied to greater outcomes in the oncology population making a registered dietitian an integral part of your health journey.

Personalized nutrition education includes:

    • Dietary measures to manage side effects throughout treatment such as diarrhea, nausea, and poor appetite
    • Guidance on use of herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplementation
    • Blood Glucose Management
    • Heart Health
    • Kidney Disease
    • Weight Management
    • Food intolerances and/or allergies
    • Nutrition support management (tube feeding or parenteral nutrition)
    • Nutrition classes

Nutrition Now Virtual Series

In the first video in our series, join Karly Schneider, RD LMNT, as she debunks common nutrition myths.

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Karly Schneider, RD LMNT

Meet Our Registered Dietitian

“I am an advocate for my patients by taking the time to understand preferences, personal needs, and determining what motivates them. By developing trust and confidence with the patient I can make them feel more empowered to take control of their nutrition plan of care. When a patient is educated and empowered the best results are achieved!”

Online Resources

Food Safety Online Resources

Cookbooks/Online Meal Planners

Food For Thought Healing Foods to Savor, Second Edition. Sheila Kealey, Vicky Newman and Susan Faerber (2012) Mindful Nutrition Solutions, University of California, San Diego

Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer
Richard Bèliveau, Ph. D and Denis Gingras, Ph. D (2006) McClelland & Stewart

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Second Edition Rebecca Katz (2010) Potter/Tenspeed/Harmony

One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Families Healing Solutions, LLC
Mat Edelson and Rebecca Katz (2008)

American Cancer Society What to Eat During Cancer Treatment
Jeanne Besser, Kristina Ratley, RD, LDN, Sheri Knecht, MS, RD, LDN, Michele Szafranski, MS, RD, LDN (2009) Cancer-Treatment/dp/160443256X

Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook Kris Ghosh, MD, MBA and Linda Carson, MD (2011) John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Eating Well Through Cancer
Holly Clegg and Gerald Miletello, MD (2006) Holly B. Clegg

The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy life
The American Institute for Cancer Research (2005) University of California Press

The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook Jean LaMantia and Neil Berinstein (2012) Robert Rose

Cook for Your Life: Delicious, Nourishing Recipes for Before, During, and after Cancer Treatment Ann Odgen Gaffney (2015) Penguin Publishing Group

Nourishing Your Body During Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: High Protein High Calorie Recipes for Those Experiencing Cancer-induced Weight Loss Dr Aoife Ryan PhD MINDI, Dr Éadaoin NÍ Bhuachalla PhD RD MINDI, Ms. Jane Healy BSc MA, Dr Derek G Power MRCPI (2016) University College Cork, Ireland

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors Barbara L Grant (2010) American Cancer Society

Healing Gourmet Eat to Fight Cancer Simin Liu MD, Kathy McManus RD, John A Carlio CEC (2005) McGraw-Hill Companies

The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook: Good Nutrition, Recipes, and Resources to Optimize the Lives of People Living with Cancer Kimberly Mathai MS RD with Ginny Smith (2004) Sasquatch Books

The Cancer Survival Cookbook: 200 Quick and Easy Recipes with Helpful Eating Hints Christina Marino MD MPH, Donna Weihoffen RD MS (1997)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook: Over 150 Tasty and Nutritious Recipes for People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing Donna L Weihofen RD MS, Joanne Robbins PhD, Paula A Sullivan MS CCC- SLP (2002) John Wiley & Sons

The Cancer Wellness Cookbook: Smart Nutrition and Delicious Recipes for People Living with Cancer Reprint (2014) Sasquatch Books Cookbook-Nutrition-Delicious/dp/1570619182

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide Second Edition Walter C Willett MD
DrPH with Patrick J Skerrett (2017) Free Press

At The Table: MD Anderson

Meal Delivery Services to Consider

Blue Apron

  • A weekly box customized based on your dietary preferences.
  • Ingredients come pre-measured and pre-cut.
  • Minimum order is $60 per week.


  • Premium cuts of meats and fish.
  • Free-range organic chicken, fresh-caught seafood, heritage-bred pork, and grass-fed beef.
  • Pre-curated boxes containing 8-11 or 9-14 lbs of meat.
  • $129-$149 per box.

Daily Harvest

  • Smoothies, soups, oats, etc. all offered in 100% compostable packaging.
  • Comes frozen, simply add liquid and blend.
  • $6-$8 per serving.

Purple Carrot

  • Plant-based vegetarian meal kits.
  • Some meals cook in 30 minutes.
  • Subscribers choose between a 1-2 servings kit or a 3 -4 servings kit.
  • Shipping is always free, and there is no time commitment required.
  • Minimum order is $72 a week.


  • Plant-based meals.
  • Customize to your dietary restrictions and preferences.
  • Ingredients come pre-chopped.
  • Meals take 10 minutes to assemble.
  • Each serving costs about $8 to $10 and meals are delivered weekly. You may pause at any time.

Eat Fit Go

  • Variety of balanced meals with plant-based options available.
  • Vacuum sealed precooked meals.
  • Can pick up at a local store front or have shipped to home address.
  • Cost is $8-$12 a meal.