The Heimerdinger Foundation strives to educate the Nashville community about proper nutrition, healthy meal options, and provide nutrient-rich meals to patients fighting cancer during a time when eating right can make all the difference.
Our Meals 4 Health & Healing program is for people living in Davidson and Williamson Counties who are currently in active cancer treatment. If you would like to reach out about the possibility of you or a loved one receiving our nutrient-rich meals, please email email@example.com and we will contact you within 2-3 business days.
The diagnosis of a serious illness like cancer often serves as a catalyst to change lifestyle habits that may have been detrimental to overall health. Diet is at the top of the list. Consuming nourishing meals can make a vital difference to cancer patients, as research shows that nearly 80% of cancer patients end up malnourished as a result of treatment. Being poorly nourished worsens side effects, reduces the effectiveness of treatment, and lengthens recovery time once treatment ends.
Our Meals 4 Health and Healing program is modeled after Ceres Community Project of Sonoma County, California. It consists of four basic parts:
- Our volunteer Delivery Angles deliver meals to clients in Davidson and Williamson counties who are in cancer treatment.
- Clients are supported by volunteer Client Liaisons who visit them at home, help them understand how this food can make a difference in their healing, and stay in weekly communication to answer questions and make sure the food is working for them.