During and after treatment, cancer survivors can face appetite and taste changes and intense fatigue that pose challenges to intentions for healthy eating. A growing number of cancer treatment centers and survivorship programs are taking a new approach to help people avoid the toll that can take on strength, vitality and even ability to continue a plan of treatment.
Going beyond talking about eating choices, these programs are actively engaging people in the kitchen so they can judge food taste and preparation effort for themselves.
One such program is held at the Gilda’s Club in Rochester, New York, in conjunction with Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, with support from the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation. Here, in part one my video interview with Sue Czap, MS, RD, CSO, you can hear firsthand about a cooking class in which cancer survivors and family members come together to cook and enjoy new foods.
Watch the video, then read on for more about this growing trend in cancer survivorship programs.