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A Recipe and Resource Guide for Coping with Eating Challenges

Treatments for cancers located in the head and neck region can bring unique challenges including difficulty eating. A national organization and support group called Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) helps to address this issue with its recent release of Eat Well Stay Nourished - A Recipe and Resource Guide for Coping with Eating Challenges - Volume 2.  This cookbook is full of delicious recipes submitted by survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers and chefs who participated in some of the SPOHNC's Taste Events held during April's Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.

In addition to a wide variety of recipes, Volume 2 also has a chapter devoted to fortifying foods, which helps survivors maintain or gain needed weight following treatment.  Nutritional information is listed below each recipe to help track your calorie intake. This volume also features Jan Lewin, PhD, BRS-S, University of Texas, MD Anderson Center and her introductory article concerning "Swallowing Function and Preservation in Treated Head and Neck Cancer Survivors,"  and Natalie Mason, MS, RD/LD, Oncology Dietitian, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, who wrote "Nutrition for Oral , Head and Neck Cancer Survivors".

Volume 1 was released in 2005 and includes over 270 recipes along with valuable information about eating, maintaining proper nourishment, and coping with swallowing challenges.

For a limited time, while supplies last, you can purchase both Volumes 1 and 2 for $40 which includes shipping and handling.  Both make a perfect gift for family or friends recovering from treatment and healthcare professionals who treat oral, head and neck cancer patients. Purchase your copies today and support the SPOHNC by visiting or calling 1-800-377-0928.

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