Cooking for Chemo success continues
Publish Date: 17/11/2016
South Australians will next week take part in the successful Cooking for Chemo program at Le Cordon Bleu School at Regency College in Adelaide.
The Cooking for Chemo program was born and bred in SA and similar programs can now be found across the country. It has been so successful that a Cooking for Chemo Cookbook is now available for people who can’t attend the highly popular classes in person.
The program was first started at the Regency College of TAFE Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School, led by Admissions Manager, Karen Spavin, who lost her father to blood cancer. She wanted to help create a program of easy, nutritious meals for people undergoing chemotherapy.
The program has now been backed nationally by Icon Cancer Care, which has also supported the production of the cookbook.
Leukaemia Foundation Support Services Manager (SA/NT), Dr Peter Diamond, said Cooking for Chemo classes had been extremely popular and widely embraced.
“Blood cancer treatment often affects diet and nutrition,” Dr Diamond said.
“It’s a time when you might need to think more about keeping your food intake up, finding foods that don’t make chemotherapy side-effects worse, or simply finding ways to create meals that fit in with the new lifestyle that treatment has imposed.
“Cooking for Chemo provides people with blood cancer with ideas for nutritious, easy to prepare meals.”
Thanks to Icon Group, the National Program Sponsor and Le Cordon Bleu Australia, the state supporter.