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HEALTH professionals found out more about the right nutrition and lifestyle advice to give cancer survivors at a masterclass held in Bournemouth.

The free event, called Nutrition for Survivors Beyond Cancer, was jointly organised by Dr Jane Murphy, framework lead for nutrition and exercise science in BU’s School of Health and Social Care, and Grainne Ford, who is the dietetic manager at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Jane said: “The purpose of the masterclass is to think about how we can improve the nutritional knowledge of people working on the frontline, who care for people who have had cancer and are living beyond cancer, and to think about how we can improve their nutritional skills. We also want to signpost them to important nutritional resources and a key evidence base that will support and improve their practice.”

The masterclass took place at the Village Hotel and included talks and interactive workshops on the importance of gentle exercise, the evidence linking nutrition and cancer and how to broach the subject of the need to lose weight survivors.

A second free masterclass will take place at the Kingston Maurward Conference Centre near Dorchester, on Wednesday, November 21 from 10am to 4pm. Find out more and book a place at at bournemouth.ac.uk/hsc/news/2012/june/ne003-nutrition-survivors-beyondcancer.html