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The Secret Menu of Hospital Food

Hospital stays can be rough when it comes to meals — especially when television and movies portray the food as cold, bland, and mushy. But many hospitals actually have great options for you, even if you’re on a restricted diet plan. Read More See All Posts
Israa Alia, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Eat healthy during cancer treatment.

Request a consultation from Diplomat’s nutritionist.

Israa Alia, RDN, MBA, is passionate about helping patients live healthier lives through proper nutrition. Diplomat oncology patients can speak with Israa by phone. She’ll answer your nutrition questions, explain malnutrition risks, and coach you on cancer-specific dietary needs.

To schedule a nutrition assessment with Israa, fill out the form below. Israa works Monday–Wednesday; she will contact you on one of those days once she has reviewed your medical history.

(Please include your time zone.)

By completing this form, I agree that Diplomat may contact me with information about its products, programs, and services. This may include contact by mail, phone, or email. I understand that I can opt out of these communications at any time.

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Nutrition FAQ

Am I eligible for a nutrition assessment? We currently offer nutrition assessments for Diplomat patients receiving cancer treatment. Those patients can fill out the form above to request a call from Israa, our nutritionist. Do I have to pay for a nutrition assessment? No! These assessments are a free service for Diplomat patients who are receiving cancer treatment. What happens after I submit my request? Israa works Monday–Wednesday. She will contact you on one of these days after reviewing your medical history. Israa will work with you to develop an eating plan that works for you, so be ready to talk about what you eat in a typical day. How do I sign up for an assessment? Just fill out the form above. We’ll contact you to set up a time to talk with Israa.

Healthy Recipes

Delicious Ways to Eat Better
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Heart-Healthy Green Bean Casserole

A delicious take on a comfort-food classic!
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 yellow onion 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
Full Recipe
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How many calories should I eat?

Calculate your energy needs.

Your body needs a certain amount of calories each day to work properly. This amount changes based on your physical activity level. You can calculate your daily calorie needs below.

Calories needed per day

Need help? Diplomat’s nutritionist, Israa, can help you make a plan that works for you. Request a call.

The above calculator determines your daily calorie needs according to the Mifflin-St. Jeor equation.

Nutrition Quick Tips

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