Nutrition guidelines for cancer survivors is a changing landscape, as those who attended the Oct. 25 Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group discovered. Nearly a dozen women gathered at Wilton Library to discuss their nutrition questions with Bridget Bennett, an oncology dietitian at the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. What they learned is that making good choices is not as easy as one might think.
Bennett handed out the Environmental Working Group’s list of “Dirty 12” and “Clean 15” fruits and vegetables. Tested from all over the world, the 12 items that had the most pesticide residue after washing with water were strawberries, apples, nectarines, peaches, celery, grapes, cherries, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers.