Proper Nutrition Is Essential For Living Well During & After Cancer Treatment.

Ruth Farrell RDN is available at both Mission Hope Locations – Call to schedule an appointment
Santa Maria | 805-346-3403
Arroyo Grande | 805-474-5304

Proper nutrition is essential for living well during and after cancer treatment. Dietitians are the nutrition experts who can help people understand proper eating for their specific conditions.Our registered dietitian provides informative classes and one on one counseling to help people feel their best.

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Ruth Farrell, MPH, RDN


Ruth is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about nutritious foods and the important role they play in supporting health and wellness. She fell in love with nutrition after taking an introductory college course on the subject. She realized that food provides much more than just energy: food creates culture, promotes social connection, allows for creativity in the kitchen, and provides the nutrients that can help us heal and thrive. After six years of formal education, Ruth obtained a BS in Nutrition Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MPH in Nutrition from Loma Linda University (LLU).

During her master’s program, she worked at LLU’s Nutrition Research Center and enjoyed guiding participants through the stages of various research studies. The studies focused on examining the connection between plant-based foods and cognition/ immunity. She also completed three professional practicums that exposed her to community, food service, and clinical nutrition work settings. Ruth is honored and excited to begin utilizing her expertise to support cancer patients throughout their journey. In her free time, Ruth enjoys cozying up with a good book, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé Joey and her dog Max.