Changes in appetite are common with cancer and cancer treatment therefore our Food programme provides nutritious meals that patients will find easy to eat, such as poscho, matooke, rice, ground nut sauce all of which are nutritious. The food provided needs to be soft and easy to consume because a lot of the patients suffer from lymphoma cancers such as non-Hodgkin Lymphoma which can cause tumours around the neck. Ulcers are also common. (Click here to view menu)
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Our long terms goals are to introduce enteral feeding for the paediatric oncology patients that struggle to consume food orally. Nutritious drink formulas would be a good option (Fresenius Kabi www.fresenius-kabi.co.uk )
The ACFN Children with cancer- Food Programme has been successfully running since June 2014.
The number of children ACFN has helped to date with the Children with Cancer – Food Programme