Eating well

Eating well and staying a healthy weight is important for your health and wellbeing. Even more so if you have cancer.
Eating well can help you cope better during and after treatment. How you eat and what you eat may change. 
Within the land there is a treasure. It is a gift from Papatūānuku. Her sustenance lies hidden in fruits and vegetables.
No te whenua, he kura mā tātou. He koha nā Papatūānuku. Kei ngā hua o te whenua tōna Mauri.
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Cancer and its treatment place extra demands on you. Extra energy (calories), protein and nutrients are often needed. Eating well during and after cancer treatment will help you:

• have energy

• maintain your body weight and muscle

• cope better with side effects

• recover quickly

• fight infection and heal well

• improve your sense of wellbeing and quality of life.


If you were following a special diet before your diagnosis, talk with your cancer treatment team to ensure your nutritional needs are being met. If you are having problems with eating ask for a referral to a dietitian.


Read the e-book on eating well here.