Living with cancer during coronavirus
Helping people undergoing cancer treatment to eat well during the pandemic
At World Cancer Research Fund, we work with oncology specialists to provide support sessions for people living with and beyond cancer.
We're now delivering live sessions focusing on different aspects of cancer and cancer treatment. The sessions are scheduled to run during the evening and will be an hour long.
This is a chance to gain a deeper insight into various areas of living with cancer and provides an opportunity to put questions to our experts, including oncology dietitian Adele Hug.
Each session is private and admissions are on a first come basis, so be sure to sign up and arrive on time!
These support groups are open to anyone who has been affected by cancer, including carers. However, many groups are cancer specific so please choose the most appropriate session for you.
Zoom support and information groups
We'll have more details soon on our next meeting. To stay informed, sign up to our living with cancer newsletter.
Online cookery classes with World Cancer Research Fund and Life Kitchen
We’ve partnered with Life Kitchen to provide free, online cookery classes for people who have been affected by cancer. During the class, chef Ryan Riley and Life Kitchen staff will show you how to cook healthy recipes from our Ryan Riley recipe booklet, as well as practical, flavour-enhancing cooking techniques that can help with taste changes often associated with cancer.
You will also have access to a free, private, online group session with our registered oncology dietitian, Adele Hug. This is an opportunity to receive specialist dietary advice and specific ways to tailor the recipes to suit your individual needs.
Each attendee will receive a free cookery class pack which will be both emailed to you and sent via post. The pack contains everything needed to prepare for the online cooking class and further support for anyone living with and beyond cancer.
Each pack contains:
- A £15 food shopping e-voucher to cover the cost of ingredients, sent via email.
- A Ryan Riley recipe booklet – the recipes for your cookery class will be in this.
- A sensory item – we are using nose plugs and there will be a demonstration on this during the class.
- An Eat well during cancer booklet – this booklet is to help with the management of many side-effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment.
- Other WCRF and Life Kitchen resources.
Classes last for 90 minutes and will cover three dishes. Currently on the menu are:
These classes are location specific and we're currently delivering online classes for the following regions in the east and north-east of England:
- Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
- Sunderland, Country Durham and other cities in north-east England
If this is something you’d like to get involved in, visit the Life Kitchen website to get booking and start cooking!
Enjoy your class!
About Life Kitchen
Life Kitchen was set up as a free, UK-wide cooking school to help people living with cancer by teaching cooking skills and providing recipes that help to restore the pleasure they get from food by focusing on taste.
This is an important issue as cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and certain medications can affect the way foods and drinks taste, as can cancer itself.
Recipes by Life Kitchen help to tackle the loss of taste and enjoyment from food in those living with cancer by using ingredients that enhance the flavour of each dish.