Available for purchase on Amazon.com

Happily Hungry is available for purchase on Amazon.com!

The Book

A child undergoing treatment for cancer faces all the challenges posed by the treatment itself as well as side-effects that include nausea, fatigue, mouth sores, diarrhea, constipation and altered taste buds. Staying nourished throughout this difficult time is imperative to staying on course with the treatment. However, for many parents and caregivers, knowing what to shop for, what to eat, or how to identify the right kinds of foods that will best support the patient creates added challenges.

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“The role of nutrition in cancer cannot be over-emphasized. While good nutrition and healthy food choices should be an integral part of every individual’s daily life, maintaining appropriate nutrition during cancer treatment is crucial, especially for a child. Each year over 12,000 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. The cancer and its treatment - chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, can cause change in taste, appetite loss, mucositis, nausea, vomiting and aversion to food."

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This book would not have been possible had it not been for the generous support of the following donors: the Bryce Foundation, the Lane family, the Bosch family and Enterprise Holdings Foundation. This book is the first of its kind for pediatric cancer patients, we hope this book will fulfill its purpose, which is, teach the importance of healthy nutrition to patients, their families and cancer survivors. We are deeply indebted to you.

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