Dietician's Bulletin

NUTRITION AND CANCER

05 August 2020

Why is nutrition important in cancer treatment? Nutrition assists cancer patients in keeping a healthy weight, maintaining body strength, keeping the body tissues healthy as well as assists in decreasing the side effects during and after treatment. Cancer and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiology may affect taste, appetite…

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SUPPORTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM THIS WINTER

28 July 2020

The Immune System Function The immune system is vital in protecting the body from harmful germs, substances, and changes in cells.  It is an extremely complex system which is always active, surveying the body for unwanted substances or changes in the body.  Its activity is heightened when an individual becomes…

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FOOD SAFETY AT HOME

14 April 2020

Food safety is very important within the food industry; however, with over a third of food-borne illness cases occurring in the home, it is as vital within our own domestic kitchens. Certain bacteria, viruses, parasites and chemicals can contaminate food and cause food to become unsafe.  Unsafe food can result…

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PLANT-BASED/SUSTAINABLE DIETS – WHY THE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE EAT

14 April 2020

The United Nation’s definition of a sustainable food system is “a food system that delivers food and nutrition security for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised”.  Currently there is adequate food production…

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