Helpful resources about eating problems and cancer

Here are some helpful resources about eating problems and cancer.

Eating – help yourself. A guide for patients with eating problems, and their families

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, 2015

This booklet has advice on how to eat well when trying to cope with loss of appetite, changes in taste, dry mouth, difficulties swallowing, feeling full, nausea, diarrhoea, and constipation. It has tips on how to make food as nourishing as possible and ideas for snacks and drinks.

Eating well when you have cancer

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, 2012

This booklet has been written to help people eat well when they have a poor appetite or are losing weight. It suggests foods to help maintain a healthy diet, foods to avoid, nourishing and supplementary drinks, and high-energy foods. It includes recipes and sources of further information and support.

Nutritional products. Availability of nutritional drinks, powders and puddings: A guide for patients and carers

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, 2012

This booklet was designed by dietitians for people with eating difficulties. It describes the supplements available, those that are most suitable, and how each product can be used.

Swallowing & nutrition – when it’s difficult

Oesophageal Patients Association, 2013

This booklet gives advice on eating when swallowing is difficult. It includes tips to help cope with a lack of appetite, indigestion, nausea and diarrhoea. It has information about food supplements, energy supplements and soft nutritious foods. It also includes helpful recipes.

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