Entries by Siddhi Shroff

Join us for a free cooking demonstration on July 17

Patients, families and the public are invited to a free cooking demonstration on July 17 presented by Anna Roe, a dietetic intern at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Make delicious snacks to take on the go! Join us in creating delicious, portable and energy-filled snacks using ingredients ranging from peanut butter to lemon! When: July 17, 3-5 […]

4 food safety rules for cancer patients

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. During the cancer treatment process, treatments like radiation or chemotherapy can weaken the body’s immune system by affecting the blood cells that protect against disease and germs, a condition known as neutropenia. This means that your body will not be able to […]

For cancer patients struggling with nutrition, give eggs a try

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Cancer treatment can cause many patients to experience taste and appetite changes, which can affect their overall nutrition. For patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other cancer treatment, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting calories and protein even when your appetite […]

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by starting new healthy habits

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. March is known for St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, but did you know it’s also National Nutrition Month? It’s the perfect time to highlight and celebrate the importance of a healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy diet can help reduce the risk for […]

6 seasonal fruits and veggies to eat during winter

Just because it’s the middle of winter doesn’t mean there aren’t fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables to pick up from the grocery store. Here are six seasonal foods that are sure to add a nutritional boost to your cold-weather diet. Important Note: Talk to your doctor about these foods before including them regularly to make […]

4 New Year’s nutrition resolutions for people battling cancer

Losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution, but for those undergoing cancer treatment, shedding pounds might not be the best idea. Instead, patients with cancer should set a goal to eat foods that are rich in nutrients and minerals. While undergoing the cancer treatment process, eating well is necessary to help you feel better […]

5 tips to help cancer patients eat enough calories

Good nutrition is important, especially if you’re undergoing cancer treatment. Cancer treatment can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, poor appetite and taste changes. Experiencing any or all of these side effects can make it a challenge to eat at a time when your body needs all the nutrition it can get and when […]

Don’t miss our free cooking demonstration on Oct. 31

Join us for a free cooking demonstration on Oct. 31! Patients, families and the public are all welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Siddhi Shroff by calling 859-323-4769 or via email at siddhi.shroff@uky.edu. Italian-style risotto with Dr. John D’Orazio Learn how to create an authentic Italian-style risotto with all-natural ingredients. Who: Hosted by Markey Cancer […]