• Eating Well for Wellness

    butternut squash and recaitoA healthy diet is important for many reasons: to give you energy, maintain your systems, and help your body repair itself. But did you know that eating well may also help reduce your cancer risk?

    Dana-Farber's Nutrition Services team works daily with cancer patients and survivors to help them plan healthy, nutritious meals. Here you'll find a selection of their favorite recipes, each with an explanation of their cancer-fighting benefits, as well as tips and suggestions to help you eat well and stay healthy.


    A diversity of plants, grains, and proteins is important for balanced nutrition. Our recipe collection features breakfasts, salads, main meals and snacks to add variety to your diet – including a few sweet treats that are actually good for you.
    Browse our collection of healthy recipes 

    Patient and nutritionistAsk the Nutritionist

    What foods can I eat for healthy weight gain? Is sugar really a toxin? Which supplements are best for supporting the immune system? Our nutritionists have the answers to these questions and more.
    Find answers to your nutrition questions 

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    We've developed a new tool to allow bloggers and website owners to include our recipes in their sites. Click the "Embed Recipe" button at the bottom of any recipe, customize the width of the column, and paste the generated code directly into your page. See sample code and page layout 

    Videos on Eating Well


    Many winter foods that can lower your cancer risk. Nutritionist Stephanie Meyers highlights some of the best cancer-fighting foods for your winter table and shares her recipe for healthy, nutritious walnut pesto.


    The farmers' market is a great place to pick up healthy produce. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only fresher, but also packed with nutrients that may help fight cancer, according to nutritionist Stephanie Meyers


    Cancer survivors can find it challenging to eat well. Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy provides tips on how to follow a healthy diet to boost the immune system and maintain overall health.

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  • Recipe of the Month

    Pumpkin Soup

    • pumpkin soupThis pumpkin soup recipe provides a fantastic source of beta-carotene, which our bodies turn into vitamin A. It is also rich in alpha-carotene, a phytonutrient that can help maintain healthy vision.
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