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Pocket Guide to the Nutrition Care Process and Cancer
Pocket Guide by Barbara Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, LD
Study Guide by Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

16 CPEUs

Pocket Guide, 170 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 23 pgs.
Easy-to-use reference on nutrition care for patients diagnosed with cancer. Founded on the Academy's Oncology Nutrition Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines (ON EBNPG) and recommendations from other leading cancer-focused health organizations. Great resource to help you pass your Board Certification as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). Includes:

  • Application of the Nutrition Care Process to cancer care, from nutrition screening and assessment through nutrition monitoring and evaluation.
  • Obtaining and interpreting data to identify nutrition-related problems associated with cancer and its treatment.
  • Determining nutrient and physical activity requirements.
  • Using standardized terminology to label individuals' nutrition diagnoses.
  • Developing nutrition prescriptions and choosing nutrition intervention strategies.

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C284F 16 CPEUs

Pocket Guide to the Nutrition Care Process and Cancer
Pocket Guide by Barbara Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, LD
Study Guide by Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, CSP, RDN

©2016 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Millie Zimstein: "Course covered was provided in a manner easy to follow and go back to areas when needed for clarity. Test case studies were well presented for material."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for the Pocket Guide to the Nutrition Care Process and Cancer. The program consists of a pocket guide of the same title by Barbara Grant and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you integrate evidence-based nutrition and cancer recommendations into the provision of nutrition care for patients diagnosed with cancer. It is also designed to help you earn 16 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the pocket guide.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (40 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the pocket guide and until you score at least 80% (40 questions) correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 3801 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Recommend foods that are appropriate for various nutrition impact symptoms;
  • Apply findings from recent research and evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines when counseling clients on vitamin/mineral/herbal supplements and cancer;
  • Identify common nutrition-related gastrointestinal issues and their common causes;
  • Assist clients in understanding the role of adequate nutrition and weight stability during cancer treatment;
  • Identify adequate and appropriate information during nutrition assessment;
  • Choose appropriate nutrition diagnosis based on nutrition assessment;
  • Prioritize nutrition diagnoses for intervention development;
  • Apply nutrition screening methods to practice and program development;
  • Prioritize resources and patient needs in the setting of limited staffing resources;
  • Identify characteristics of pre-cachexia and cancer cachexia;
  • Assess for malnutrition in patients with cancer;
  • Assist patients in addressing difficulties with food preparation or supply;
  • Identify acute and late effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery;
  • Suggest techniques to manage the impact of treatment effects on diet and nutritional status;
  • Evaluate nutrition-related laboratory values;
  • Identify impacts of chemotherapy and/or radiation on nutrition-related lab values;
  • Evaluate laboratory values to identify myelosuppression;
  • Discuss food safety principles in setting of immunosuppression;
  • Suggest diet modifications for myelosuppression;
  • Determine appropriate intervention for nutrition diagnosis;
  • Evaluate weight changes throughout treatment;
  • Assist clients in addressing surgical impacts on digestion and absorption;
  • Communicate physical activity recommendations with patients;
  • Develop individualized nutrition prescription for patients;
  • Determine appropriate monitoring and evaluation criteria for individuals;
  • Direct patients to evidence-based, reliable cancer resources.


Chapter 1: Medical Nutrition Therapy in Cancer
Chapter 2: Nutrition Screening and Determining Malnutrition Risk in Adults with Cancer
Chapter 3: Nutrition Assessment in Cancer
Chapter 4: Nutrition Assessment of Energy and Nutrient Requirements in Cancer
Chapter 5: Nutrition Assessment of Myelosuppression
Chapter 6: Nutrition Diagnosis in Cancer
Chapter 7: Nutrition Intervention in Cancer Chapters
Chapter 8: Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation in Cancer
Appendix A:
Nutrition and Supportive Care Intervention
Strategies for Cancer-Related Side Effects or Symptoms
Appendix B
Nutrition-Related Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Appendix C
Resources for Professionals
Appendix D
Nutrition Resources for Cancer Survivors and Their Caregivers


Barbara Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, is the outpatient oncology dietitian nutritionist at Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center in Boise and Caldwell, Idaho, where she provides individualized nutritional counseling and survivorship classes for people with cancer. Barbara has over 32 years of experience in cancer nutrition and is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition.
Barbara received her Master of Science in Adult Education from the University of Idaho and her Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Washington State University, and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics.
Barbara is past Chair of the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and is currently serving as Chair of CDR’s Competency Assurance Panel.


Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN currently works as an outpatient clinical dietitian at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. At UC Health, she provides nutrition services to patients at the Benign Heme, Blood Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplant services in Aurora, Colorado. Valaree has ten years of experience in cancer nutrition and is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition.
Valaree received her Master of Science in Health Sciences from Chatham University and her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dietetic internship was completed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian-Shadyside.
She currently serves as a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Academy Positions Committee and Quality Strategies Workgroup. Additionally, she serves on the Specialty Exam Workgroup for the Commission on Dietetic Registration Oncology Specialist Certification Exam.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter “Read and Grow Rich” written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU! Subscribe now at www.easyCPEcredits.com--you’ll be glad you did!


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Marylou Anderson, MS, RD, CD, CDE
Inpatient Dietitian-Diabetes Educator
St. Joseph Medical Center
Tacoma, WA 

Carol E. O’Neil, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN
Class of 1941 Alumni Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Marijane Staniec, MS, RD/LDN, CNSC
Instructor, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences,
Boston University
Boston, MA

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