Nutrition plays a vital role in helping cancer patients survive by reenergizing the body and building up defenses. Patients in our survivorship program work with our dietician to create individualized nutrition plans, to learn how to prepare quick and healthy meals and to maintain a healthy body composition during treatment.
Melaine Hendershott RD is the Spirit of Survival registered dietitian. She received her Master's degree in nutrition from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine. To consult with Melaine, please call (970) 569-7614 or contact her at
In addition, patients are encouraged to read the following articles and visit our recommended websites for useful tips on nutritional health.
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Nutrition counseling and programs are made possible by the generosity of participants and donors of Pink Vail.
Shaw Cancer Center is a service of Vail Health Hospital.