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Cancer Nutrition Resources to Download

In partnership with Gilda’s Toronto, Chef Amy Symington created these resources for the many individuals and families impacted by cancer each year and those who work to support those living with cancer. Good nutrition is an essential foundation for health, particularly when facing the healthcare challenges that a cancer diagnosis can have. Gilda’s Toronto aims to make evidence-based nutrition information and practical and satisfying recipes accessible to those in need.

The inspiration for these resources was born of the passion of Gilda’s Toronto’s own Chef Amy Symington and the Supper Club Program she ran for Gilda’s Toronto members. Obtaining a grant from the Social Sciences and Health Research Council (Canada) through George Brown College enabled all these resources to come to fruition. Both the Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition and the Companion Cookbook is free to download from the links below.

The Long Table Cookbook is also available at the bottom of this page. Proceeds go to Gilda’s Toronto when acquired from our website.

The information provided here is intended for general educational and informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Nutrition advice offered in this context is not tailored to individual health conditions, medications, allergies, or specific dietary needs. Every individual’s medical history is unique, and dietary recommendations can vary greatly based on these factors. Before making any significant changes to your diet or nutrition plan, and if you have questions or concerns about your health or nutrition, please consult your healthcare provider to receive advice specifically suited to your circumstances.

Healthy Plant Based Recipes

Below are recipes from – The Long Table Cookbook. Chef Amy Symington walks us through making some plant-based recipes in this series of videos.

Video Playlist
1/11 videos
1
Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits
Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits
01:50
2
Watermelon Mint Feta & Arugula Salad
Watermelon Mint Feta & Arugula Salad
01:07
3
Dairy-Free Queso
Dairy-Free Queso
01:16
4
The Ultimate Chocolate Protein Powder
The Ultimate Chocolate Protein Powder
00:45
5
Vietnamese Noodle Wrap (PHOritto)
Vietnamese Noodle Wrap (PHOritto)
01:54
6
Mushroom Walnut Lentil Balls
Mushroom Walnut Lentil Balls
02:05
7
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Shake
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Shake
00:33
8
Turmeric Ginger Latte
Turmeric Ginger Latte
00:47
9
Creamy Corn Chowder with Tempeh Chorizo
Creamy Corn Chowder with Tempeh Chorizo
01:14
10
Roasted Apples & Brussel Sprouts with Shitake Bacon
Roasted Apples & Brussel Sprouts with Shitake Bacon
01:25
11
Healthy Protein Packed Chickpea Blondies
Healthy Protein Packed Chickpea Blondies
00:56

Watch the entire playlist of plant-based recipe videos on our YouTube Channel.

Cancer Nutrition Showcase

Each month Chef Amy Symington shares delicious recipes of healthy, plant-based, and mindful nutrition for cancer. You can watch the entire collection below or on our YouTube Channel.

Video Playlist
1/24 videos
1
Soy Consumption & Breast Cancer
Soy Consumption & Breast Cancer
01:15
2
Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
01:44
3
Foods To Support Your Immune System
Foods To Support Your Immune System
57:33
4
Gut Health : A Critical Link To Overall Health
Gut Health : A Critical Link To Overall Health
01:52
5
New Anti-Cancer Nutrition Recipes & Resource | Nutrition Showcase
New Anti-Cancer Nutrition Recipes & Resource | Nutrition Showcase
59:08
6
Feel Good Foods & Making Every Mouthful Matter
Feel Good Foods & Making Every Mouthful Matter
56:13
7
Immune Support | Nutrition Showcase
Immune Support | Nutrition Showcase
59:36
8
Quick, tasty, and nutrient-dense recipe ideas for cancer treatment side effects
Quick, tasty, and nutrient-dense recipe ideas for cancer treatment side effects
51:26
9
Appetite loss, nausea management, and healthy weight maintenance | Nutrition Showcase
Appetite loss, nausea management, and healthy weight maintenance | Nutrition Showcase
54:37
10
How to plan for a more whole foods plant-forward diet
How to plan for a more whole foods plant-forward diet
01:09
11
Foods to Consume to Support Brain Health and Function
Foods to Consume to Support Brain Health and Function
56:24
12
Fighting Fatigue with Food and Lifestyle
Fighting Fatigue with Food and Lifestyle
01:08:50
13
Quick, Tasty and Nutrient-Dense Snack Ideas for Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Quick, Tasty and Nutrient-Dense Snack Ideas for Cancer Treatment Side Effects
58:14
14
Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
39:46
15
Common Cancer Food Phobias Demystified
Common Cancer Food Phobias Demystified
01:01:11
16
Foods To Consume To Support Brain Health & Function
Foods To Consume To Support Brain Health & Function
49:46
17
How to Support Good Gut Health & Help Alleviate GI Troubles
How to Support Good Gut Health & Help Alleviate GI Troubles
58:49
18
Managing your Appetite, Nausea and Weight
Managing your Appetite, Nausea and Weight
45:27
19
Eating for cancer prevention and management - food should not be feared!
Eating for cancer prevention and management - food should not be feared!
39:27
20
Make Ahead Anti-Cancer Comfort Foods for Cooler Weather
Make Ahead Anti-Cancer Comfort Foods for Cooler Weather
45:35
21
Eating for everyday energy: Fighting fatigue with food and lifestyle
Eating for everyday energy: Fighting fatigue with food and lifestyle
34:26
22
Mental Health, Nutrition & Communal Eating
Mental Health, Nutrition & Communal Eating
47:29
23
A Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition: Practically applying cancer nutrition knowledge
A Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition: Practically applying cancer nutrition knowledge
39:03
24
GCGT Nutrition Showcase: Foods to Support Immune Function
GCGT Nutrition Showcase: Foods to Support Immune Function
42:30

Watch the entire Nutrition Showcase Playlist on our YouTube Channel.

The Long Table Cookbook

Plant-based Recipes for Optimal Health

Receive The Long Table Cookbook instead of a tax receipt when you donate $40.
CLICK HERE to donate.

Proceeds go to Gilda’s Toronto when acquired from our website.

Long Table Cookbook

The Long Table Cookbook

CLICK HERE to order this book on Amazon.ca

All author royalties from The Long Table Cookbook will be donated to fund the important social, emotional and nutritional programming at Gilda’s Toronto!

A nutritious diet is key to both the prevention and management of chronic illness, but to make us feel wonderful, it must also taste wonderful—and a meal shared with family and friends is even better. Grounded in this perspective, The Long Table Cookbook makes the transition to a health-optimizing plant-based diet simple and satisfying, featuring over seventy-five recipes along with the latest evidence-based nutritional advice, meal planning suggestions and tips for hosting community gatherings.

Chef Amy Symington and The Long Table Cookbook team have put a gourmet spin on healthy ingredients with recipes that are made for sharing. Readers won’t be able to resist flavourful dishes like Watermelon, Mint, Tofu Feta & Arugula Salad, Caramelized Fennel, Sweet Potato & Pine Nut Cheese Pizza and Strawberry & Hazelnut Streusel Cake with Maple Vanilla Glaze. And while the recipes are satisfying and simple to prepare, they are also crafted to offer a balanced, nutrient-rich menu of whole foods.

Cancer Education

Education Sessions Playlist

Each month, Gilda’s Toronto hosts a variety of education sessions presented by industry professionals.  If you missed an education session or want to watch it again, you can now watch the entire collection in the playlist below or on on our YouTube Channel 

Video Playlist
1/50 videos
1
Coping with Cancer
Coping with Cancer
39:08
2
Using the Member Portal
Using the Member Portal
24:46
3
Yoga Demonstration : Mind-Body Interventions for Coping with Cancer-Related Stress
Yoga Demonstration : Mind-Body Interventions for Coping with Cancer-Related Stress
19:46
4
Mental Health & Cancer
Mental Health & Cancer
57:54
5
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Across Exercise Oncology
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Across Exercise Oncology
29:25
6
What is Hospice and How Does it Help?
What is Hospice and How Does it Help?
49:16
7
Grief 101 | Treading Above Water
Grief 101 | Treading Above Water
49:37
8
Exploring Grief Dreams in Children and Adults | Treading Above Water
Exploring Grief Dreams in Children and Adults | Treading Above Water
54:39
9
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung Cancer Screening
30:48
10
Music, Health & Well-Being: The Role of Music Therapy in Cancer Care
Music, Health & Well-Being: The Role of Music Therapy in Cancer Care
49:45
11
Navigating Disruptions in Work, School and Home Life
Navigating Disruptions in Work, School and Home Life
50:55
12
Navigating Difficult Conversations With Children - Q&A
Navigating Difficult Conversations With Children - Q&A
23:48
13
Therapeutic Play
Therapeutic Play
38:31
14
The Naturopathic Approach to Fatigue in Cancer Care
The Naturopathic Approach to Fatigue in Cancer Care
55:10
15
Managing Emotions and Feeling Lonely or Isolated
Managing Emotions and Feeling Lonely or Isolated
40:17
16
Cancer Changes Everything: Navigating Disruption in Work, School, and Home Life
Cancer Changes Everything: Navigating Disruption in Work, School, and Home Life
53:23
17
Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Care
Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Care
59:43
18
Medical Cannabis & Cancer
Medical Cannabis & Cancer
44:34
19
Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Promising Approach for Cancer Support
Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Promising Approach for Cancer Support
40:27
20
When Two Worlds Collide: Using Medical Play to Support Children of Adult Oncology Patients
When Two Worlds Collide: Using Medical Play to Support Children of Adult Oncology Patients
34:57
21
Understanding Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsiveness In Your Child
Understanding Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsiveness In Your Child
48:46
22
Spousal Loss & Sole Parenting | Education Session
Spousal Loss & Sole Parenting | Education Session
01:19:06
23
Mindfulness Meditation | Education Session
Mindfulness Meditation | Education Session
01:12:47
24
Living with Uncertainty
Living with Uncertainty
01:05:19
25
Talking to Children About Cancer
Talking to Children About Cancer
01:17:15
26
Self Compassion for the Holidays: A Gift to YOU!
Self Compassion for the Holidays: A Gift to YOU!
01:58
27
Naturopathy Q&A | Education Sessions
Naturopathy Q&A | Education Sessions
54:26
28
Lung Cancer Screening Initiative | Education Session
Lung Cancer Screening Initiative | Education Session
32:03
29
Introduction To Advanced Care Planning
Introduction To Advanced Care Planning
01:04:18
30
31
Sexuality and Intimacy at End of Life
Sexuality and Intimacy at End of Life
51:50
32
Naturopathy & Cancer
Naturopathy & Cancer
01:07:09
33
Naturopathy & Cancer
Naturopathy & Cancer
01:07:09
34
Mindfulness and Loneliness
Mindfulness and Loneliness
01:09:44
35
MAID Eligibility and Application
MAID Eligibility and Application
01:22
36
Talking to Kids About Cancer
Talking to Kids About Cancer
01:09:22
37
Naturopathic Cancer Care
Naturopathic Cancer Care
01:13:33
38
Demystifying Cancer and Cancer Treatment Related Pain
Demystifying Cancer and Cancer Treatment Related Pain
01:02:27
39
Exercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well | Education Session
Exercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well | Education Session
59:42
40
Cannabis & Cancer 101 | Education Session
Cannabis & Cancer 101 | Education Session
01:04:24
41
Understanding Cancer Genetics and Genome Profiling | Education Session
Understanding Cancer Genetics and Genome Profiling | Education Session
58:23
42
Cancer Immunotherapy | Education Session
Cancer Immunotherapy | Education Session
40:55
43
Getting Ahead of Cancer | Education Session
Getting Ahead of Cancer | Education Session
45:35
44
Feel Good Foods & Making Every Mouthful Matter - Treading Above Water
Feel Good Foods & Making Every Mouthful Matter - Treading Above Water
56:04
45
Talking About Grief - Treading Above Water
Talking About Grief - Treading Above Water
01:46
46
Death Doulas - Treading Above Water
Death Doulas - Treading Above Water
00:57
47
7 Skills to Improving the Illness Journey - Treading Above Water
7 Skills to Improving the Illness Journey - Treading Above Water
56:19
48
Talking to Children About Death - Treading Above Water
Talking to Children About Death - Treading Above Water
01:03:07
49
Peaceful Parenting Through the Teen Years
Peaceful Parenting Through the Teen Years
01:06:36
50
Blood Cancer 101
Blood Cancer 101
50:49