Hi! My name is Dacia Lyn Breeden, a registered dietitian and nutritionist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute located in Jackson, MS. I graduated with a degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. I am married to an amazing and talented man, my husband, Jason Breeden. We have two precious boys, Ajay and Jackson Breeden, who liven up our daily lives, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
I have been in the field of nutrition for 9 years. My interest in oncology nutrition was sparked when my mother was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 1996. From that point, I became intensely interested in how nutrition can play a vital role in our health and specifically in cancer prevention and treatment.
My current projects include developing healthy baked goods and weight gain snacks and drinks for patients undergoing cancer treatments. I am also working on art projects, which incorporate nutrition education. When not learning and teaching nutrition, you can find me behind the lens of my camera, perfecting my love for photography. My husband’s and mine photography work is on our webpage at http://www.jaydayimages.com/.
I love to share my love of nutrition with others, so please let me know if you have a group or community event where we can partner up! Let’s get healthy together!