Creating positive healthy food experiences for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Bitewell – A revitalisation of the current information delivery system of diet and nutrition at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre). Bitewell is a campaign and series of quality improvement projects that aim to improve the experience and the ‘Nutrition and Diet Status’ for cancer patients and their carers (including family and friends) at the ONJ Centre.
Currently, there is a known lack of support when it comes to the information that is being provided concerning diet and nutrition. Through a series of education sessions led by a number of physicians and clinicians, the positive outcomes of leading a healthy lifestyle are often lost with the emotional negativity of using food tips as side-effect prevention.
Bitewell aims to rectify this correlation between the negative connotations associated with side-effects and food remedy. It aims to introduce a new perception of how cancer patients and their carers think about their own diet and nutrition by leading with the positive effects toward practising a healthy lifestyle. This project will effectively combat these side effects but without even knowing it.