Our OCV Accredited Practising Dietitian
Jeanne Fourie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist. She is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia and brings a wealth of broad range knowledge with nearly 20 years of clinical and community oncology dietetics experience.
Jeanne worked at some iconic London Based Teaching Hospitals such as Guys, St Thomas and St Marks Hospital prior relocating to Australia, in 2014, where she resumed working as the Senior Oncology Dietitian at Cabrini Health and Healthscope.
She has a keen interest in delivering evidence based care and presented at both national and international conferences. Jeanne is currently involved in a diet research study for early Breast cancer patient’s comparing two dietary interventions to prevent weight gain during treatment.
Jeanne is married with children, and is local to the area.
How can a Dietitian help you?
There is scientific evidence that dietary management can reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival after an early cancer diagnosis. It can also improve quality of life in both early and advanced cancers.
During treatment for cancer your body may have additional energy and protein requirements. Side effects from treatment or having a specific cancer impacts dietary intake as well as the desire to eat. We therefore offer all patients at OCV the opportunity to see our Oncology Dietitian.
The OCV Oncology Dietitian can assist you to improve your nutritional status during and after your cancer treatment by:
- Managing side effects impacting diet
- Providing education for optimal nutritional intake and assisting with everyday healthy eating
- Assisting with weight management and providing practical advice