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Nutritional Services

The Center’s nutritionists will help you follow a healthy diet during and after your cancer treatment. They have special training in oncology and nutrition, and base their advice on scientifically sound nutrition research. We also offer additional online information, based on your specific cancer type.

Meet Your Dietician

Vadel Shivers, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge
(225) 215-1216
vshivers@marybird.com

Hannah Brady, RDN, LDN 
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge
(225) 215-0182
hbrady@marybird.com

Meredith Bechac, RDN, LDN
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington
(985) 276-6831
mbechac@marybird.com

Maureen Breaux, RDN, LDN
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales and Hammond
(985) 542-5000
mbreaux@marybird.com

Allison Cazenave, CSO, RDN, LDN
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Houma
(985) 858-7647
allison.cazenave@tgmc.com

Therapeutic Food Pantry 

Patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington facing food or financial struggles brought on by a cancer diagnosis can maintain a diverse and nutritious diet through the therapeutic food pantry. The program serves two purposes: providing sustenance to those facing food insecurity and allowing patients with special nutritional needs access to a wide variety of freezer and long-shelf life items. Fueled by generosity from the community, the food pantry has expanded its offerings through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.

Learn more about this program and how you can help. 

For more information, please call one of the locations below