Cooking Matters is a 6 week, evidence-based program Cancer Services offers in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. The program helps to improve cancer-risk reduction behaviors by inspiring people to make healthy, affordable food choices.
Cancer Services provides this education programming to English and Spanish speaking adults in the community to encourage individuals to purchase and prepare foods that meet their nutritional, budget, and personal needs. Each week participants take home groceries to make the recipe they learned in class.
We hope to empower people to create lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits. Funding for this program comes from United Way of Forsyth County.
Active Living Every Day
Active Living, or moderate amounts and intensities of physical activity, results in significant health benefits, especially for sedentary people.
Lifestyle physical activity is an important way for people to fit physical activity into their lives, whether through unstructured physical activities or more structured exercise. It can also serve as an important complement for people who engage in structured exercise. People are more likely to become and stay physically active when taught appropriate lifestyle skills that are based on their own readiness to change their behavior.
Cancer Services offers a 12-class Active Living Every Day program in English and Spanish that offers different options to traditional exercise programs to help participants overcome their barriers to physical activity. Funding for this program comes from United Way of Forsyth County.
Body & Soul Church Wellness Program
This program, modeled after a National Cancer Institute program, is a partnership between Cancer Services and local African-American congregations. Pastors commit to promote a healthy lifestyle within their congregations through sharing of information, health Sundays, and policies to promote healthy eating at church-related functions.
BAPCAPS Barbershop Education Program
BAPCAPS partners with local African-American barbershops to educate men on ways to reduce cancer risk and make sure they are talking with their doctors about cancer screenings.
Spanish Speaking Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs for those who speak Spanish are facilitated by our Outreach Coordinator, Gloria Galeano Hall. Programs include Prevención, a six-week series on reducing cancer risk, Cooking Matters, a six-week evidence-based program in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, and Active Living Every Day, a 12-week lifestyle and physical activity program.
Cancer Dietitian Nutrition Education, Seminars & Blog
Our oncology dietitian authors a blog (www.CancerDietitian.com) to provide evidence-based information regarding nutrition, healthy eating, and cancer. In-person seminars in the local community, as well as webinars on popular topics, are available.
Survive & Thrive Cancer Survivor Wellness Programs
Our Survive & Thrive! programs help cancer patients to improve their quality of life and maximize health after a diagnosis. Pictured here is a Cancer Transitions class. Visit our Survivorship Programs page for more information.