Eat well with and beyond cancer

We recently hosted students from the University of Winchester on a four-week placement as part of the first year of their degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Here’s what they had to say…

Our aim during the placement was to understand Wessex Cancer Support’s clients’ needs and to address these by developing a specific range of resources. To do so, we spent time listening to clients at the charity’s Support Centres, as well as the staff and volunteers supporting them.

We’ve researched the myths surrounding cancer and diet and produced a poster to signpost clients to reputable sources of nutritional information. We also worked on a variety of recipe cards to support and promote good nutrition, which we hope will be a great resource for anyone who needs it.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Wessex Cancer Support for providing us with this opportunity. Throughout the past four weeks, the team has been consistently supportive, enabling us to appreciate the wide range of non-clinical services they provide. In addition, clients sharing their experiences so openly with us has made a significant contribution to the development of our knowledge, communication skills and overall professional practice. We hope clients have equally benefitted from their interactions with us.

Finally, we’d like to thank everyone at Wessex Cancer Support for showing such eagerness and enthusiasm in developing their knowledge in nutrition. It’s clear there’s a demand for dietitians in this line of work, making this a fulfilling career choice with many exciting prospects.

Would you like tips on how to eat well with and beyond cancer?

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