Evidence shows that a plant-rich diet may lower the risk for cancer and is recommended for cancer survivors. Nutrition programs provide evidence-based nutritional information important for a healthy lifestyle. Facilitated by clinical dietitians from The James.

Pre-registration is required. Click on the program title under Upcoming Events for detailed information and to register.

Available on video at: go.osu.edu/JCFLvideos
Basics of Meal Planning
Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor
Keeping the Weight Off


Eat Well, Live Well

Email program where participants receive one email per day for 6 weeks on various topics relating to nutrition and cancer, along with “challenges” to help adopt healthy eating patterns. Sign up below.

Hands-On Cooking

Cooking class that teaches participants how to prepare the plant-based foods grown in the Garden of Hope. With guided instruction, participants prepare various plant-based dishes. Offered during the summer months, June-August.

Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor

Introductory information on nutrition and cancer. Various topics discussed such as healthy eating tips, guidelines for survivorship, plant-based diet and eating well before, during and after treatment. Offered monthly.

Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Presentation and cooking demonstration on why and how to practice a plant-based style eating pattern. Offered multiple times throughout the year.

Lunch and Learn: Nutrition

Monthly informal presentations on various nutrition topics.

Meal Planning Workshop

Four-hour weekend workshop that teaches the basics of meal planning and preparation. Class will involve hands-on prep work to teach ways to make meals faster and easier. Offered multiple times throughout the year.

Shopping With the Expert

Guided tour to teach participants how to shop for healthy foods. Offered multiple times throughout the year at various grocery stores around Columbus.


Be sure to check out some simple and delicious plant-based recipes.

Garden of Hope (GoH)

The GoH is a vegetable garden located on Ohio State’s Waterman Farm that runs through the months of June-October. The mission of the garden is to provide evidence-based nutritional information and education on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Participants have the opportunity to harvest fresh vegetables, as well as take part in various nutritional programs that are held at the garden throughout the summer. Attending a classroom orientation is required prior to harvesting.

Container Vegetable Gardening

Learn how to grow your own container garden.

How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden

Learn the basics of producing your own vegetables, including locating the garden, soil requirements, preparing the garden site and selecting and planting the seeds. Discover which plants to include, the beneficial nutrients they contain and how they may improve your health and reduce your cancer risk.

Maintaining Your Home Vegetable Garden

Learn about proper garden maintenance, including pruning, plant staking, pest control and the use of pesticides or other alternatives.

Make the Most Out of Your Vegetables

Cooking demonstration and educational class that teaches the best ways to cook vegetables from the Garden of Hope to get the most nutrients possible. Open to Garden of Hope participants. Offered monthly June-July-August.

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Upcoming Events

Grocery Shopping With a Dietitian

1/23/2020 5:00:00 PM - 1/23/2020 6:00:00 PM

Lunch and Learn: Nutrition: Healthy InstaPot™ Meals

1/28/2020 11:30:00 AM - 1/28/2020 12:30:00 PM

Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor: Shopping and Cooking Tips

2/5/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2/5/2020 2:00:00 PM

Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle

2/12/2020 6:00:00 PM - 2/12/2020 7:30:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Cancer Nutrition Myths vs. Facts

2/25/2020 11:30:00 AM - 2/25/2020 12:30:00 PM

Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor: “Eating Well Before and During Cancer Treatment”

3/4/2020 6:00:00 PM - 3/4/2020 7:00:00 PM

Meal Planning Workshop

3/12/2020 1:00:00 PM - 3/12/2020 4:00:00 PM

Lunch and Learn: Nutrition “All About Grains”

3/24/2020 11:30:00 AM - 3/24/2020 12:30:00 PM

Healthy Eating for the Cancer Survivor: Guidelines for Survivorship

4/1/2020 1:00:00 PM - 4/1/2020 2:00:00 PM

Garden of Hope Orientation (April)

4/18/2020 10:00:00 AM - 4/18/2020 11:30:00 AM

Vegetable and Herb Container Gardening

4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM - 4/25/2020 11:30:00 AM

Lunch and Learn: Nutrition “Coping with Eating Problems from Cancer Treatment"

4/28/2020 11:30:00 AM - 4/28/2020 12:30:00 PM

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