The CanEAT Pathway

A guide to optimal cancer nutrition for people with cancer, carers, and health professionals

Are you a person with cancer or their carer and looking for answers? View the CanEAT pathway and resources. 

Are you a health professional and looking for information for you and your patients? View the CanEAT pathway and resources

About the CanEAT pathway 

The CanEAT pathway

  • is a one-stop-shop guide that links you with reliable nutrition and cancer information, resources, and tools such as websites, fact sheets, booklets, podcasts, self-management strategies and other practical information 
  • is a resource to assist and support health professionals to deliver great nutrition care 

  • isn't intended to be read cover to cover, read what is useful to you 

  • includes practical tips that include things to aim for but also things to watch out for and when you should ask for help 

We developed the CanEAT pathway throughout 2018-2019, with funding from the Victorian Government. You can read about the first phase of the project here: 'Optimising the cancer nutrition path: The CanEAT pathway' and the second phase of the project here: 'Implementation of the CanEAT pathway for people with cancer, carers and health professionals'

Suggested citation 

Loeliger J, Dewar S, McIntosh R, 2019 (updated 2022). The CanEAT pathway: A guide to optimal cancer nutrition for people with cancer, carers, and health professionals. Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative, Melbourne. 

Published November 2019 

Please note that the pathway will be updated periodically with the last date of major changes noted here: 4th June 2022. 


We welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve the pathway via this link. Any further queries can be directed to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


This pathway was originally co-designed by patients, carers, and health professionals. Jenelle Loeliger (Project Manager) and Sarah Dewar (Project Officer) led phase one. Jenelle Loeliger (Project Manager), Rebecca McIntosh (Project Officer) and Vanessa Hughes (Project Administration) led phase 2 with contributions from the project Steering Committee members and Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative (VCMC) project team as part of the Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative (VCMC) program of work. Supported by the Victorian Government. 

We thank and acknowledge the project Steering Committee members; the VCMC project team; Patients and carers that completed the consumer survey and/or focus groups; Health professionals that participated in surveys and interviews; all workshop attendees; those that took the time to give their feedback on the pathway; the VCMC community; and the Peter Mac Nutrition and Speech Pathology Department. 

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