Managing Eating Problems During Cancer Treatment: Thoughts for the Caregiver/Cook
- Tastes change daily. Favorite foods may be rejected one day or a disliked food may be desired the next.
- Encourage and assist the patient to eat whatever is desired.
- Try not to push food when nothing is wanted.
- Don’t make mealtime a chore for either the patient or the caregiver.
- Do not take rejection of a favorite food personally.
Source: UI Cancer Information Service
Last Reviewed: March 2011