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Dietician services

In the Hematology and Oncology Clinic, dietitians are available to help you understand and meet your child's nutrition needs. When your child is in the clinic or in the hospital, your child's doctor or nurse practitioner may ask the dietitian to see your child to provide nutrition recommendations that can help manage your child's condition.

Dietitian services in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic:

Cancer can interrupt normal growth and development in children. Cancer, its treatment, or simply the way that your child feels can impact appetite, eating habits, growth, and even long-term health. Dietitians can help families learn how to provide the best nutrition during their child’s cancer treatment to help them stay on track.

Our dietitians can help with the following:

If you are looking for further information related to cancer and nutrition or recipes, please visit Cook Children’s Checkup Health Information or the National Cancer Institute.

Your dietitians in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic are:

If your child sees a doctor in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic and you would like to speak with a dietitian at your next visit, ask your doctor or call the clinic at 682-885-4007.

Cancer-friendly recipes for weight gain

The recipes below may be helpful for children with cancer who are trying to gain weight or prevent weight loss during difficult cancer treatments. For specific recommendations on the right amount of calories, protein, and other nutrients for YOUR child, always contact your dietitian or doctor. The recipes below are not meant to replace the medical advice of your doctor or the nutritional advice of your dietitian.

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Double chocolate shake


Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 2 cups

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until well blended.
  2. Add extra ice if needed to improve temperature and acceptability.

This recipe is appropriate and safe for:

Oreo® cream shake


Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 2 cups

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until well blended.
  2. Add extra ice if needed to improve temperature and acceptability.

This recipe is appropriate and safe for:

Strawberry banana booster


Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 2 cups

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until well blended.
  2. Add extra ice if needed to improve temperature and acceptability.

This recipe is appropriate and safe for:

Berry banana smoothie


Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 2 cups

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until well blended.
  2. Add extra ice if needed to improve temperature and acceptability.

This recipe is appropriate and safe for:

Creamy alfredo side dish pasta


Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Prepare pasta using whole milk, oil and butter to make sauce, following the directions on the package.
  2. Add chicken or vegetables, if desired, for a main dish.

This recipe is appropriate and safe for:

Energy Packed Pasta Salad


Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 cup (cooked)

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove.
  2. Add a dash of salt to the cooking water.
  3. Add dry rotini pasta, reduce heat until pasta is just boiling, and cook for 8-12 minutes or until cooked but slightly firm to the tooth.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Carefully drain off water.
  6. Add other ingredients, and stir to mix.
  7. Serve warm or cool.

This recipe is appropriate and safe for:

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