Why is Nutrition Important?
Foodie Friday: Soy & Cancer Risk
Why is nutrition so important, and what should cancer patients should keep in mind during and after treatment? With the help of Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD/LDN, CSO, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we debunk a few nutrition myths in this podcast — and provide tips on what you can do to eat healthfully. Transcript […]
Foodie Friday: How to Make Vegetables Fun & Delicious for your Child with Cancer
There’s a lot of conflicting information going around about soy: Is it healthy? Is it dangerous? And if it’s OK to eat, why do some people say it isn’t? Some of the misunderstandings come from the fact that studies in people and studies in animals may show different results. In some animal studies, rodents that […]
Foodie Friday: Simple Meal Recipes
If there’s one food group that tends to be the source of family food battles, it’s vegetables. Veggies, especially the nutritious green ones, are often bitter-tasting and therefore don’t appeal to children as much as other foods. Because this food group tends to be a tough sell with children, it is important to come up […]
YUMMY Vegetarian Recipes
Encouraging children to eat healthy foods can be a challenge at the best of times – when your child has been diagnosed with or is undergoing treatment for cancer, this becomes even more difficult and the pressure is even greater. Good nutrition is especially important for children who have cancer, as it can help these […]
Nevermind Less Junk Food: Eat More Nutritious Food!
Today we are sharing some great vegetarian recipes, some of which are also Vegan/Gluten-free or offer Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions. We hope that you enjoy trying out these great recipes and would love some feedback once you have. Please also remember to let us know if there are any recipes or food/nutrition questions that you woul like […]
Healthy Easter Treats for Kids
According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco. The biggest problem is not the junk we eat however, but the nutritious food we don’t eat. Researchers are calling for a global shift in policy to promote vegetables, fruit, nuts […]
Foodie Friday: Is Oats Healthy?
Normally we do “Foodie Friday” but seeing that this Friday is Good Friday and the start of the Easter Weekend, we decided to make a bit of a change so that we can bring you some scrumptious recipes early enough for you to make them for your children… Enjoy! Healthy Crispy Rice Eggs Ingredients 3/4 […]
✨Foodie Friday✨ Quick 'n Easy
According to a survey done in 2008 by Decision Analyst, out of a list of 70 different foods, Americans believe that oatmeal is one of the top four foods most beneficial to your health. Another survey of members of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that 97% of the nutritionists thought that oatmeal is healthy. […]
Foodie Friday: Healthy Vegetarian/Vegan Meals
With summer on our doorstep in South Africa, and school holidays, the Festive Season and loads of visitors also just around the corner, the last thing one needs as the parent of a Child with Cancer who is struggling to eat, is to spend loads of time in the kitchen trying to find something to […]
A diagnosis of cancer and subsequent treatment can result in irregular food and fluid intake, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies. There is frequently an increased need for calories and protein while there is usually a decreased appetite. Chemotherapy, for example, works by killing or disabling cancer cells. Unfortunately, this targets not only the tumour, but […]