New Milford Hospital has launch an Eatingwell program to provide Diebold Family Cancer Center patients with the nutritional benefits of Plow to Plate eating, free of charge.
The healthy meals program for cancer patients is being paid for through support from the community. $34,000 must be raised annually for the program to continue.
The program promotes local foods and agriculture. The Eatingwell program will serve 350 meals each month to patients receiving cancer care.
New Milford Hospital doctors say nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment which can be associated with side effects that make eating well challenging. They say maintaining good nutrition can help cancer patients feel better and stay stronger.