Nelda Swinton, Dietitian

Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital

Nelda Swinton is an oncology dietitian, with an interest and expertise in screening for malnutrition risk and working in an integrative team to help manage cancer symptoms through nutritional evaluation, assessment, plan and follow up.

She has been working in oncology since 1996 at the Jewish General Hospital. In 2003 she created the nutrition component of the Cancer Nutrition Rehabilitation Program at the Jewish General Hospital As well, from 2007 - 2010 she developed the nutrition education program at the JGH’s Hope & Cope.

In 2010 at the Jewish General Hospital, she developed the nutrition program for the Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre and became the senior dietitian.

She lectures regularly on the importance of a interdisciplinary team to work with cancer patients.

Nelda completed her masters in science at McGill University 2009. Her thesis was entitled: Symptoms Leading to Nutritional Risk in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: The Importance of Nutritional Screening in the Advanced Lung Cancer Population.

Nutritional intervention in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia

Dietitian’s Goal in a Multidisciplinary /Integrative Team is to Enhance the cancer patient’s nutritional status via: