Why Nutrition

For children with cancer,
nutrition can mean the difference
between life and death

Food Heals Cancer

At TATA, treatment dropout rates have fallen by 86%. Nutrition is a key reason.

When they are well-nourished, children are able to tolerate treatment and experience reduced side-effects such as less nausea, vomiting, mucositis, diarrhea etc. They stay on the treatment plan as scheduled, thus ensuring they get better sooner.

Nutrition makes medicine work

Reduction in drop outs

Nutritional support means one less thing for parents to worry about. They don’t have to choose between the life of their child and the fate of their family. And, children don't drop out of treatment.

Better food choices

When equipped with the right guidance and knowledge about how to do the best within their limited means, mothers make better food choices for the child as well as the rest of the family.

Motivated Doctors

Nutrition helps medicine perform to its fullest potential. Doctors are motivated when they see children responding well to their treatment.

Our Nutritionists are the backbone of our service

Trained at the best institutes of the country, they are carefully chosen for their knowledge, empathy, ability to work with children and survive in tough conditions. They are then trained in Pediatric Oncology by some of the best oncologists in the country at TATA Memorial Hospital.

What does a Cuddles Nutritionist do?

Step 1: Assess a child’s malnourishment level and medical condition

Step 2: Create diet plans specific to their need and disease

Step 3: Aid them with nutritional supplements, food, monthly ration

Step 4: Counsel moms and caregivers. Educate them on home-based nutrition

Step 5: Monitor progress and alter food intake based on it

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How does food heal?

Using a multi-pronged approach of nutritional counseling and diet planning, meal supplementation, ration baskets and hot meals, we are tackling a simple but ignored aspect of a child’s successful recovery from cancer.

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