5 Easy Tips for Eating Healthy While on Treatment for Children’s Cancer
Encouraging children to eat healthy foods is challenging – especially when they are on cancer treatment and need even more nutritious meals. Cancer and the medicines used to treat it can decrease appetite, alter taste preferences, increase appetite, or cause cravings. Our 5 Easy Tips for Eating Healthy While on Treatment for Children’s Cancer video teaches caregivers and patients how food can be used to promote healthy eating during cancer treatments and combat side effects. You’ll learn strategies for making every bite count and enlisting help from family and friends. You will also find great recipes, including:
5 Tips for Avoiding Infection While on Treatment for Children’s Cancer
Caregivers can contribute to positive treatment outcomes by helping children with cancer avoid exposure to infections. Whenever medically advised, children should continue to participate in school and other activities to maintain relationships and build social skills. This may be hard for caregivers, who may feel more comfortable keeping a child at home to avoid exposure to germs. However, certain precautions can be taken, including handwashing and covering your cough to keep children healthy during cancer treatment. Our 5 Tips for Staying Healthy While on Treatment for Children’s Cancer video is a great tool for caregivers to view and share with teachers, daycare providers, and coaches.
These videos were made possible by a grant from American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.