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Clare Shaw PhD RD was appointed as the first Consultant Dietitian in Oncology in 2004 at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where she still works. Her interest in helping support people with cancer to eat well during and after treatment has led to a career spanning more than 20 years.
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What I particularly like about Clare Shaw’s book are firstly the detailed pages on nutrition and the consideration of diet and what to eat at different stages of cancer, the eating problems that can occur and how to enjoy food as much as possible while eating a healthy and nourishing diet. Secondly there is the emphasis on sharing food, the patient not having to eat a separate diet, there are recipes here that all can enjoy so the pleasures of the table and eating with family and friends can continue through treatment. Lots of ideas too, on preparing food ahead for days when the effort is too much, all in all it’s a wise book for any cancer sufferer – and just as important, 50% of the royalties from the sale of the book go to supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Like for Like Reading Eating for Better Health, Jane Plant and Gillian Tidey Nourish: The Cancer Care cookbook, Penny Brohn and Christine Bailey