This webinar covers how food and fitness may impact cancer survivors and how to create a healthy plan post treatment, including how to to choose an appropriate food plan to coincide with a fitness program to decrease comorbidities. It will also cover how health care professionals can team up with their local exercise experts on managing post treatment side effects.
December 6, 2022
Presenting the Food and Fitness for the Cancer Survivor webinar are Shayna Komar, RD, and Joel Hardwick, MS, ACSM CEP, EP-C, CET, EIM3.
Shayna Komar, RD, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian based in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech and her dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Shayna currently contracts with Cancer Wellness of Piedmont Hospital where she provides individual nutrition counseling, cooking classes and group lectures for cancer patients and caregivers. She was the proud recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Dietitian of the Year Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2019, Shayna was one of the “Top 10 Dietitians of the Year” from Today’s Dietitian. She is on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Speakers' Bureau for oncology dietitians and speaks all over the country. Shayna has been featured as a nutrition expert on Fox News Atlanta, CNN Accent Health, WSBTV Radio, and most recently, 11Alive Atlanta and Company. She writes weekly with her colleague, Chef Nancy Waldeck, on their blog living and eatingwell.com and she's an avid fitness enthusiast who has been teaching group fitness classes for 20 years.
Joel Hardwick is a clinical exercise physiologist, cancer exercise trainer, and brain health ambassador based in Atlanta, Georgia. Joel received his graduate degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University and has over 5‐years of experience working with patients who have a stable or unstable chronic disease. Joel currently works for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital where he has a unique interest in exercise oncology. His work currently centers on prehabilitation and rehabilitation interventions for pancreas, prostate, lung, and breast cancer patients.