The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and Alícia present the new "Eating During Cancer Treatment" platform, a new website that gives people undergoing cancer treatment, as well as their relatives and caregivers, tips on how to improve nutrition during the treatment process. Furthermore, the tool covers emotional well-being by making it easier for patients and their families to continue enjoying food.
The new "Eating During Cancer Treatment" website is a social project developed with the utmost scientific rigouraimed at professionals and patients who find it difficult to come across accurate and high-quality information regarding how to follow a nutritious diet while undergoing cancer treatment. This resource, supported by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and developed by Alícia, is offered free of charge to anyone interested.
This new platform was inspired by the “Eating During Cancer Treatment” collection; seven guides with dietary and culinary tips for people being treated for different types of cancer.
The new website takes a step forward by bringing together Alicia's knowledge and research into food and cancer, with tips, practical ideas and more than 200 recipes and video recipes specially designed to give a personalised response to the 25 side effects from treating the 5 most common types of cancers (breast, head and neck, colon, lung and prostate).
The "Eating During Cancer Treatment" platform has been developed in collaboration with oncologists, nutritionists and healthcare workers from the country's leading research centres and hospitals. It is worth highlighting the collaboration with the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), which provided knowledge and experience through the ICO team at the Clinical Nutrition Unit in Hospitalet de Llobregat. These collaborations led to the new platform receiving support from the country's leading professional colleges of dietetics and nutrition and medical colleges, such as CODINUCAT (College of Dietitians-Nutritionists of Catalonia) and SENPE (Spanish Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism).
The contents of this new toolwill be regularly updated and added to for other types of illnesses in line with advances in science and innovations in food.