Nutrition Showcase: Managing your Appetite, Nausea and Weight
This program is offered virtually and open to non GCGT members.
Do you have difficulties managing a healthy weight due to nausea, loss of appetite or other side effects of cancer/cancer treatment? Join Chef and nutrition professor Amy Symington for an information and tasting session on how to include more nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods in your daily diet to help manage appetite loss and nausea and to promote healthy weight maintenance.
Join Chef Amy Symington for a culinary adventure focused on healthy, plant-based, and mindful nutrition for cancer. Chef Amy designs her meals with chronic disease prevention and management in mind and aims to help you navigate your kitchen with ease!
Amy Symington, M.Sc. is a nutrition professor, researcher and nutrition-focused chef at George Brown College (GBC) in Toronto, Canada. She runs the culinary nutrition programming at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto (GCGT) including the nutrition showcases, webinars and supper club programming. Amy also works with the UHN (University Health Network) and the Canadian Liver Foundation providing culinary nutrition demonstrations for patients, she volunteers with the Toronto Veg Food Bank (TVFB) as a chef and nutrition consultant and does recipe development and food writing for various publications in Toronto. Amy believes in the evidence-based health and environmental benefits of whole, plant-based diets and is the recent author of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-based recipes for optimal health – a collaboration between GBC, GCGT, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).