Zachari Breeding,MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Advanced Clinical Oncology Dietitian

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I am passionate about nutrition and I share my knowledge with Cancer Treatment Centers of America patients, as well as others in my community.

Location
CTCA Philadelphia
Specialties
Nutritional Support
Education
Advanced degrees:

Bachelor of Science, Culinary Arts - Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition - New York University, New York, New York

Certifications

Registered and Licensed Dietitian - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

ServSafe Manager Certification - National Restaurant Association

CPR/AED Certified - American Heart Association

Zachari Breeding is an Advanced Clinical Oncology Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Philadelphia. Breeding works closely with patients to meet their nutrition needs while promoting nutrient-dense foods, cooking efficacy and nutrition support. He is committed to educating oncology patients about maintaining optimal nutrition while undergoing cancer treatment to help them reach their short and long-term goals.

“It is important for me to build rapport with my patients to facilitate effective conversations that support each patient’s nutrition and health goals. Providing ongoing support is paramount to help patients maintain or increase their strength and energy through proper nutrition,” says Breeding. “I am continually involved in my patients’ care and we make adjustments when the treatment plan evolves.”

Breeding completed a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary arts from Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University in New York, New York. Prior to joining to CTCA®, Breeding provided nutritional support in a variety of healthcare settings.

Within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Breeding holds experience as the Vice-Chair of the Committee of Lifelong Learning, Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition sub-unit of the Medical Nutrition Practice dietetic practice group, and Past Chair of the Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition member interest group. Breeding serves as the delegate for the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions. He acts as a public policy ambassador for the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a contributing author to their Food and Nutrition magazine.

Breeding has been acknowledged for his efforts in the field of nutrition and dietetics through a fellowship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was given the “Food and Nutrition Hero” award from the same organization. He is a past recipient of the “Unsung Hero” award by the cystic fibrosis community’s Wishes and Dreams organization. Breeding received the Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition Distinguished Trinko Service Award. Its purpose is to honor members who have made outstanding contributions to the organization, the dietetics profession and the health of the population.

As a lecturer, Breeding is invited nationwide to discuss an array of nutrition-related topics including cannabis counseling, transgender nutrition, cystic fibrosis nutrition and Hispanic dietary patterns.

Outside of CTCA, Breeding enjoys yoga, swimming, hiking, skiing and going on trips with friends and family. He also loves going on adventures with his two corgis, Riley and Sam.

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