Recommended Nutrition Books

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American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors: Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer by Barbara Grant MS, RD, CSO, LD, (Editor), Abby S. Bloch, PhD, RD, (Editor)


Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
A book that illustrates the relationship that many of us have with food (originating from our, moods, social influences, childhood experiences, etc.), and the opportunity that lies in cultivating mindfulness and awareness around eating.


Healing Gourmet: Eat to Fight Cancer by Simin Liu, MD, Kathy McManus, RD, John A. Carlino, CEC
A book of what foods will help you to manage your illness and foster health. Includes meal plans, easy-to-make recipes, and strategies for smart shopping.


The Cancer Survival Cookbook by Donna L. Weihofen
Contains 200 nourishing recipes with added practical suggestions for making foods easier to eat.


The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook by Kimberly Mathai, MS, RD, with Ginny Smith
Information and strategies for making healthy eating a daily practice. Features 100 easy-to-make recipes.


One Bite at a Time by Rebecca Katz, Marsha Tomassi, and Mat Edelson
Over 85 delicious recipes including recipe notes and helpful advice on dealing with nutrition-related treatment side effects.


Eating Well Through Cancer by Holly Clegg, Gerald Miletello, MD
More than 250 recipes divided into sections based on symptoms cancer patients often experience during treatment. Contains tips, menus, and nutritional information.


The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook by Jeanne Besser


Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter Willett MD, P.J. Skerrett (With)


The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery by Assistant Rebecca Katz, PhD and Mat Edelson


Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook: Over 150 Tasty and Nutritious Recipes for People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing by Donna L. Weihofen, JoAnne Robbins, Paula A. Sullivan

More From Our Nutrition Staff


Meet Our Nutritionists

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center has one of the largest outpatient oncology nutrition departments in the United States. Our team is a diverse set of professionals, each with a specialized area of expertise.


Nutrition Services

Our nutrition experts help patients follow a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment. Learn about our nutrition services, including meal planning.


Eating Well During Cancer Video Series

This video series and resource toolkit features Dana-Farber nutrition specialist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, and explores how diet can help support your health and well-being during and after cancer treatment.