The Nutrition and Physical Activity Awareness Month is celebrated every year in March. It is dedicated to increasing awareness on the importance of nutrition and physical activity for people with cancer. It is aligned with the American National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
We, at the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) have always focused our efforts to play an active role in promoting the well-being of people with cancer. In this regard, we are publishing in March our “Living Well During Cancer Treatment” educational booklet, a patient guide on the impact of nutrition and physical activity on cancer treatment and rehabilitation. We have also translated our ‘Nutrition and Physical Activity’ in eigh languages, as found below.
The management of nutrition and physical activity is becoming more important for people with cancer as survival and quality of life are increasing. They are crucial components of cancer treatment and rehabilitation as they help patients better cope with illness. However, given the focus on the cancer and its cure, nutrition and physical activity are often neglected, leaving patients and their families with doubts, questions and the need for practical guidance on how to eat better on a daily basis, especially during therapy.
To this end, join us in promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity Awareness Month!
* The European Cancer Patient Coalition gratefully acknowledges the support of Baxter, Celgene, Eli Lilly & Co, and Helsinn. The scope and the content remain the sole responsibility of the European Cancer Patient Coalition.