Irish Healthcare Award for ‘Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery’

30 Nov 2015
Ms.Eadaoin Ni Bhuachalla - 2nd year PhD student in Nutritional Science.

The ‘Good Nutrition for Cancer Recovery’ book published by The Clinical Nutrition Research Group at UCC won the ‘Best Patient Lifestyle Education Award’ at the recent Irish Healthcare awards ceremony in Dublin. 

The book was produced in 2014 with funding from the Health Research Board and was a collaboration by Research Dietitians, Eadaoin Ni Bhuachalla and Dr. Aoife Ryan,  Consultant Medical Oncologist, Dr. Derek Power and Tourism and Hospitality Lecturer Cork Institute of Technology, Ms Ann O'Connor. The aim of the HRB award was to maximise the uptake of research findings into policy and practice. 19,000 copies of the book were printed and distributed to cancer patients at over 74 different locations in Ireland and the UK free of charge. The book contains 60 high protein high calorie recipes to help cancer patients prevent treatment associated weight loss. It will be shortly rolled out across the UK thanks to sponsorship by Pancreatic Cancer Action UK.

A second book aimed at cancer patients with swallowing difficulties will shortly be published and 10,000 copies will be distributed to hospitals in Ireland in Jan 2016. This book has 60 texture-modified nourishing recipes to prevent weight loss in head & neck, and upper gastrointestinal cancer. Both of these books are endorsed by the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, The Irish Society of Medical Oncology and the Irish Society of Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism.

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