- Why good nutrition is important
- Benefits of good nutrition
- What children with cancer need: Nutrients
- How your child can take in nutrients
- When your child is taking steroids
- Cancer treatment side effects and what you can do about them
- Appetite changes
- Mouth pain, throat pain, or mouth sores
- Trouble swallowing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth or thick saliva
- Unwanted weight gain
- Low white blood cell counts
- Ways to help your child take in more protein and calories
- Recipes to try
- Choose My Plate for children
- To learn more
Bechard LJ, Adiv OE, Jaksic T, Duggan C. Nutritional Supportive Care. In: Pizzo PA, Poplack DG, eds. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002:1285-1300.
Braam KI, van Dijk EM, Veening MA, et al. Design of the Quality of Life in Motion (QLIM) study: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a combined physical exercise and psychosocial training program to improve physical fitness in children with cancer. BMC Cancer. 2010;10:624.
Elliott L, Molseed L, Davis McCallum P, Grant B. The Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition, 2nd ed. American Dietetic Association; 2006.
United States Department of Agriculture. ChooseMyPlate. Accessed at www.choosemyplate.gov/ on February 16, 2012.
Last Medical Review: 05/04/2012
Last Revised: 05/04/2012