How We Work

We follow a capacity building model

We support government and charity cancer hospitals with our expert pediatric cancer nutritionists and food aid. Food helps medicine work.

Our Approach

Our Programs

Our Partners

Partner Hospitals


Cities in India


With your help we've conducted

Estimated 1.8 lakh counselling sessions in 2019-20

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*Estimated counselling sessions cover the number of times beneficiaries have been engaged at partner hospitals. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the estimated sessions for 2019-2020 were based on 47 working weeks and a reduced hospital capacity by 40% for March 2020.

Where we work

Cuddles Nutrition Centres are active in 35 hospitals across India including TATA Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, AIIMS in Delhi, amongst others. The needs of the community, the inflow of patients and the extent of malnourishment all play an important role in deciding where we choose to work. The hospitals we partner with have been working in the field of oncology for years and demonstrate a deep knowledge and commitment to the cause.


  • Tata Memorial Hospital
  • Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital
  • Sion Hospital
  • Nair Hospital
  • KEM Hospital
  • Comprehensive Thalassemia Care Center Bone Marrow Transplantation Center
  • Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children


  • Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Hospital
  • KEM Hospital



  • NRS Medical College and Hospital
  • Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute


  • Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute


  • Assam Medical College


  • Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre


  • AIIMS A (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • AIIMS B (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)


  •  Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital


  • SGPGI (Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences)


  • SKIMS (Sher-I Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences)


  • Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital
  • Banaras Hindu University Hospital


  • St. John’s Medical College and Hospital
  • Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Centre
  • Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre


  • Adyar Cancer Institute


  • Kasturba Medical College


  • Malabar Cancer Centre


  • MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre
  • Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute


  • CMC (Christian Medical College)


  • KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & M.R.C


  • MMHRC (Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre)

Stories from the field

Our time in the hospitals gives us a personal view on the impact of food and nutrition on a child fighting cancer. The mothers, children, doctors and communities that we’ve met inspire our ideas and, often times, solutions. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.

Meet Farhan

Story of a child who survived malnutrition and cancer

Meet Archana

The story of a #SuperMa

Meet Our Nutritionist

A day in the life of Mitika

How we turn Mothers into Enablers

When a mother is introduced to the idea that food can heal, she starts making better food choices for her family. She not only improves her’s and her family’s nutritional wellbeing but in turn becomes an ambassador for good nutrition and health within her own community.

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