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Changes in taste and impact of cancer treatments

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Brochure on children's changes in taste after treatment

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This workshop addresses the changes in taste during cancer treatments. At any age, it is possible to notice that the sense of taste is modified by treatments.

In fact, it is one of the most common side effects affecting the diet of a sick child.

  • The child reports that food no longer tastes as it used to.
  • He is no longer enjoying the food he used to love.
  • He is put off by certain smells.

What should we do if our child refuses to taste one or multiple foods?
Is it because he is a picky eater?

The principle of dividing responsibilities between parents and children can help you reduce bickering at the table and thus spend more quality family time.

Answers to these questions are in the following 2 capsules as well as cooking demonstrations of the Hawaiian burger and salsa express recipes:

Also, this brochure summarizes information on changes in taste in children. You can also go directly to the recipes section.

Other resources

During treatments, the child may have a weakened immune system. Therefore, it is important to reduce the risk of foodborne infections. This capsule presents some food safety tips.


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Updated on 7/9/2020
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