Nutrition Recommendations During Cancer Treatment


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1. Which of the following is a general nutrition recommendation for a patient undergoing cancer treatment?

2. These micronutrients are natural chemicals found in plant-based foods that provide nutrients for healing and repair.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Maintaining a healthy weight during cancer treatment is critical, and this quiz/worksheet combination will allow you to see what you know about this important subject. The quiz asks the student to answer questions about nutrition recommendations for cancer patients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Options to make food taste better
  • Natural plant-based chemicals to aid in healing and repair
  • Nutrient delivery methods for patients that have difficulty eating

Skills Practiced

Test the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of nutritional requirements to understand dietary intake recommendations for cancer patients
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding obstacles to nutrition for people with cancer and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding a healthy weight and essential nutrients for cancer patients
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about micronutrients

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson entitled Nutrition Recommendations During Cancer Treatment to learn more about the challenges of maintaining a healthy diet during treatment for cancer. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Understand side effects of cancer treatment that can affect nutrition intake
  • Identify alternative methods of consuming nutrients if eating is difficult
  • Differentiate between macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Learn the general nutrition recommendations during cancer treatment