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Nutrition and Cancer Web Seminars

Keys to Keeping the Change

Originally Presented On: Saturday, July 22, 2006


Event:  The Cancer Project’s 2006 Cancer & Nutrition Symposium in Bethesda, Md.

Speaker: Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a clinical instructor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

Synopsis: Learn the keys to maintaining a healthful diet. For those who find themselves lost in the maze of scientific information, this presentation aims to simplify the principals of sticking to a healthful diet.

Intended Audience: Internists, oncologists, registered dieticians, registered nurses, cancer survivors, and members of the public interested in preventing cancer.

Objectives: Upon completion of this Web Seminar, participants should be able to:

  • have an understanding of the key components to successfully adopting and sticking to a healthful diet;
  • understand various health benefits, aside from cancer prevention and survival, of a low-fat vegan diet over the long-term; and
  • be able to describe various cooking techniques important for increasing the acceptability of a vegan diet.

CMEs: Not available for this event.

Speaker Bio:  Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H.
Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H.Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H. is an associate physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a clinical instructor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  She is also the founder and director of Natural Healing Pathways, a holistic lifestyle coaching organization committed to educating individuals about the benefits of a plant-based diet, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle habits that unite mind, body, and spirit to prevent disease and enhance wellness. 

Dr. Chandler received her M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health and her M.D. at Duke Medical School.  She completed an internal medicine residency training program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She completed a community health research fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Chandler has devoted her career to educating the public about the power of healthy lifestyle choices for preventing disease and promoting wellness. As an instructor for the Cancer Project’s “Food for Life:  Nutrition and Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival,” she has empowered individuals to adopt healthier diets.

She has also served as the research and evaluation manager for Active Girls Initiative of Boston. Active Girls Initiative is committed to providing programs of physical fitness and health education to Boston’s girls and women, with a particular focus on reaching girls not involved in existing programs. She has written a monthly column “Focus on Fitness” for, a health information portal of Harvard Medical School in collaboration with Aetna Insurance and other medical schools.

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