Princess Margaret Dietitians publish Cookbook 'Goes Down Easy: Recipes to help you cope with the challenge of eating during cancer treatment'
More and more people’s lives are being touched by cancer – perhaps yours, a family member’s, a friend’s or a neighbour’s. Good nutrition during treatment is key to maintaining strength and energy and to aiding recovery.
Cookbook author Elise Mecklinger worked closely with a team of 6 registered dietitians at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, led by Daniela Fierini, to develop the recipes for 'Goes Down Easy' – the first cookbook of its kind in Canada. Inspired by patients’ requests for easy recipes to deal with certain nutrition problems, 'Goes Down Easy' is a practical guide for people living with cancer, their families and their caregivers. Some of the questions patients ask most often are: What should I eat? What should I avoid eating? How will I manage meals? This book addresses these questions as well as challenges such as loss of appetite, nausea, taste changes, and more.