Talks and Tastings

Oncology Nutrition

Sunday, October 28 from 11:00 am to Noon

With Maura Harrigan and Karen Sabbath

Registration required - see below


Nearly every one of us has been touched by cancer, either personally or through a relative or friend. During and following recovery, cancer survivors are faced with the often daunting task of returning to “life as they knew it”. For many, this is a time to embrace changes in lifestyle, and the foods we choose to eat and how we prepare them can be of particular importance. Maura Harrigan from the Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven and Karen Sabbath from the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in Waterbury are both Registered Dietitians and specialists in oncology nutrition. Based on current research, they will share recommendations about beneficial foods that can foster strong immune systems and increase quality of life for survivors. Tasty samples will be provided!


This program is the second of a three-part “Talks and Tastings” series is presented in conjunction with our temporary exhibition, Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating. Each unique session will consist of a presentation and food tasting. The programs are free, but you must register by following this link: REGISTER NOW. You can register for one or more sessions. Space is limited; we will indicate on the registration form if a program is in waitlist status.


Supported by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven


Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating is a collaboration between the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


Big Food Presenting Sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation