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One of your jobs as a caregiver at home is planning nutritious meals for your loved one, yourself, and your family. Some types of cancer treatments may change your loved one’s normal eating habits, such as loss of appetite or foods they used to love, no longer taste the same. Sometimes cancer treatment requires strict changes in your loved one’s diet which may make planning meals a challenge.

If you need ideas for what to cook for your loved one, these resources offer healthy recipes and ideas for eating while undergoing treatment. This resource can also be a great place to direct family and friends who want to help with making meals as part of your support network.

UNC Lineberger Nutrition Program
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
Oncology dietitians at NC Cancer Hospital provide one-on-one nutrition counseling, group classes, and educational programs.

Eating Hints
National Cancer Institute
A practical guide to eating before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Food Safety for People with Cancer: A Need-to-Know Guide for Those Who have been Diagnosed with Cancer
USDA & FDA (US Department of Agriculture & Food and Drug Administration)
A practical guide to preventing sickness caused by spoiled or badly cooked food.

The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
A whole foods, plant-based cookbook.

Heal Well (Healthy Eating and Active Living): A Cancer Nutrition Guide
American Institute for Cancer Research
A nutrition guide developed by the American Institute for Cancer Research, LIVESTRONG Foundation, and Savor Health. Provide information on diet, nutrition and physical activity for patients and families both during and after cancer treatment.

Down Home Healthy Cooking
National Cancer Institute



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