Resource for Cancer Patients: Nutrition and Recipe Websites

Kelly Nuckolls is a registered dietitian at the UW Health and is devoted to inpatient nutrition care for the oncology, bone marrow transplant, hematology and palliative care services. She shares six internet resources for cancer patients and family members looking for nutrition and recipe information.


The internet can be a useful tool for finding general nutrition information and recipes. It is important to make sure information comes from trusted sources, however.


Internet Nutrition Resources Related to Cancer, Cancer Treatments and Survivorship


Following are some credible websites with useful resources relating to cancer, cancer treatments and survivorship.


University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Our website provides nutrition education, recipes and answers to commonly asked questions. Also at UW Health, The American Center features The Learning Kitchen offering cooking classes and recipes.


American Institute for Cancer Research

This website offers a variety of useful resources. There is a feature called the AICR Nutrition Hotline which you can submit a nutrition question to a Registered Dietitian. There is also a helpful nutrition guide called Heal Well. You have the option to sign up for weekly emails which include recipes. They also feature a blog that provides nutrition-related videos and articles.


American Cancer Society

Website provides tips to help you choose healthier options, including healthy eating guides and healthy recipes. This website features a section with answers to frequently asked questions for those undergoing cancer treatments as well as cancer survivors.


Cook For Your LIFE

The mission at Cook For Your Life is to teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. Cooking videos and recipes are available.


Eat to Beat Cancer

Quick and easy recipes using nutritious ingredients are featured on this site.


Oncology Nutrition

This website provides nutrition resources for cancer patients. There are healthy recipes available as well as recipes that may be well-tolerated during cancer treatments.


About Kelly Nuckolls, RD: Kelly earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences with a dietetics focus from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. She then completed a dietetic internship at Cox College in Springfield, Missouri.