Nutrition Support-Children with Cancer

Cuddles Foundation

Malnutrition is one of the main reasons for reduced survival rates amongst children with cancer: A study from AIIMS, New Delhi, pegged undernourishment for child cancer patients at 30-40%. The prevalence of malnutrition in children with cancer, reaches 50–70% in some regions of the world and is a significant cause of decreased survival especially in low-income countries. The dismal survival rates and a lack of focus on nutrition gave birth to Cuddles Foundation in 2013. Since inception, we have partnered with government and charitable cancer hospitals that cater to underprivileged children to provide them with nutritional support during their treatment. Till date, we have partnered with 33 hospitals across 20 cities in India. We place highly trained nutritionists in these hospitals who counsel the patients and provide a diet plan which aims to give every cancer afflicted child a chance to build immunity, strengthen the body in order to significantly improve chance of survival.

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