JoAnna Hazard, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC started Hazard Health to help those living with cancer find information they can trust. After hearing from her cancer patients about the difficulty they had in finding qualified nutrition advice in their home areas she did some research and found that presently there are less than 1,000 dietitians that hold board certifications in oncology nutrition (CSO) in the United States. It's no wonder they could not find help! JoAnna is one of the few who specialize in this area of nutrition and is on a mission to help those win the ultimate fight.
JoAnna Hazard is a Registered Dietitian (RD) who holds a Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics. She has practiced nutrition for over ten years in a variety of settings, but found her passion while working at a major cancer center in Philadelphia. While there she obtained duel board certifications in both oncology nutrition (CSO) and nutrition support (CNSC). This added training allowed her to independently manage people who depend on tube feeds and IV feedings (TPN) to stay strong during cancer treatment. JoAnna is an active member of the academy of nutrition and dietetics and is a member of the oncology and nutrition support practice groups. She has presented both nationally and internationally on the topics of health and wellness as it related to cancer and has made multiple media appearances to do the same. After acquiring a certification in culinary nutrition, JoAnna started providing cooking classes and lecturing on simplicity of using real foods in daily life. JoAnna presently resides in western Massachusetts working in wellness and disease prevention.
"When I was going through chemo I felt like I had a coach cheering me on the whole time. I was able to stay strong physically and mentally."
"JoAnna took the time to go over my diagnosis and treatment plan is such great detail. She really believes in education as a key to success."
Hazard Health has since expanded to offer nutrition services to anyone seeking out real, credible health services. We are strong believers in the power of food. We've seen people cure themselves from chronic disease like diabetes, hypertension and obesity. We've witnessed life and vitality come back into those who had given up hope on living a normal life. We don't just tell you what to do. We show you.
“JoAnna’s presentation on Integrative Medicine for the Oncology Patient really showed me how nutrition can play a role in fighting my disease”
— Anonymous-National Colon Cancer Alliance Conference