BREAKING NEWS Shooting in SE Rochester, one sent to hospital Full Story

'Cancer Fighting Kitchen' has goal of prevention, nutrition

"Food not only fuels us, but it also is a source of comfort."

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 11:48 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. - This year, there will be more than 1.5 million new cases in the United States according to the American Cancer Society.

They key to preventing the deadly disease may be in your kitchen.

Jen Haugen is a registered dietician who's hosting a class called the "Cancer Fighting Kitchen."

She's giving menu ideas for preventing cancer, and for those who are currently going through treatment.

She said food is really important, whether you're fighting cancer or trying to help someone through the battle.

"Food not only fuels us, but it also is a source of comfort," Haugen said. "So we need to know what to provide a patient with cancer so that they can be strong, have great nutrition while they're going through treatments, but also having that support from their families as well."

As far as prevention, she says to focus on fruits and vegetables. You need about two-and-a-half to three cups every day.

If you're going through cancer treatment, Haugen advises to focus on eating small, frequent meals and hydration.

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
37° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 29°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
37° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 31°
Broken Clouds
41° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 35°
Charles City
39° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 34°
38° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 32°
Sunshine is back in the forecast for the rest of the week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


SAW: Sam Amusan of Century


Mason City homeowner disarms prowler


Chris' PM Weather Forecast


Low carb diets


Garage fire in Rochester


Shots fired at KFC


Oldest woman to qualify for Boston Marathon in all 50 States


55 New US Citizens for Rochester


Red Ribbon Week


Chris Gives the Forecast with Tacos

Community Events