Entries by Siddhi Shroff

Simple snacking tips for patients undergoing cancer treatment

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Maintaining good nutrition during cancer treatment is vitally important: It helps you keep up your strength, maintain your weight and stay properly nourished. Unfortunately, cancer treatment often causes a number of undesirable side effects that affect appetite and can get in the […]

Spice up your Halloween with this healthy pumpkin turkey chili

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a pumpkin-inspired meal? This spicy pumpkin turkey chili is perfect for a chilly fall night and is loaded with healthy ingredients. The pumpkin and bell pepper are great sources of beta-carotene, vitamin A and […]

Headed to the orchard? Use your apples in this easy, healthy recipe

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Fall is here! And that means apple season is upon us. Many people look forward to apple festivals, trips to orchards and all the tasty apple treats, such as pie, cider and doughnuts. Although these seasonal favorites can be loaded with added sugars and refined ingredients […]

7 tips for healthy eating habits this fall

Written by Siddhi Shroff, a registered dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Fall is nearly here! Cooler weather and autumn colors are great, but it’s easy to get caught up in the processed foods of the season: candy corn, apple pie, and of course, pumpkin spice in just about everything you can imagine. Ready […]

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 […]