The CanEAT pathway for health professionals

All health professionals are vital in delivering optimal nutrition care to patients and their carers – the CanEAT pathway can help you do this

Three in five people with cancer will experience nutrition impact symptom. Nutrition needs, risks and interventions vary with cancer type, treatment, and time-points in the cancer path. Your own learning needs can be enhanced through using The CanEAT pathway. 

Find the full pathway here: The CanEAT pathway for health professionals

You can use the interactive resources available below to help guide you through the pathway. 

Health professional CanEAT animation

General information 

Use these resources to help people with cancer and their carers 'get started' on their nutrition and cancer path  

Cancer type factsheets 

Nutrition and cancer needs can vary between different cancer types. These resources will help people with cancer and their carers, understand what they need to know, and what they can expect with each individual cancer type/s:  

Document toolkit 

  • Finding a dietitian factsheet
  • Nutrition prescription - a form for health professionals to complete, in conjunction with people with cancer and their carers, to provide clear advice and recommendations for ongoing nutrition care 
  • Discharge planning checklist - a checklist for health professionals/dietitians to complete, to best support a patients’ nutrition care transitions 
  • Decision Support Tool - a guide for health professionals/dietitians to help navigate different options of nutrition care, decisions regarding whether a dietitian referral is required or not and to support appropriate nutrition care planning

Malnutrition Screening Tool  

Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) implementation checklist - a checklist for health professionals/dietitians to complete to support the effective use and implementation of the MST in clinical practice. 

The online interactive Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) is freely available in 11 languages.

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

CanEAT Related pages


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