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Nourish & Nurture

Do you know someone who is affected by cancer and could benefit from taking part in our nutrition and wellbeing programme? Big C’s Nourish & Nurture programme provides advice on healthy eating, how best to manage common eating issues, practical food preparation skills, physical activity and wellbeing advice.

How does the programme work?

Group sessions are held weekly on Zoom. They take place on Tuesdays from 10 – 11.30am and there are four sessions in total.

Working closely with oncology dieticians from Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals and other health care professionals, the Big C team will support you throughout the sessions and be on hand to help at any stage throughout the programme.

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Programme of sessions

Sessions are held weekly on Zoom, covering a variety of topics including…

1:1 initial phone call

A discussion on what you’d like to achieve by taking part.

Essentials of nutrition

What is a balanced diet and the importance of good nutrition.

Managing side effects

How side effects of treatment may affect what you eat and advice on how to tackle these.

Meet the Physiotherapists

Balancing exercise and fatique with NNUH Cancer Care Physiotherapists. Try a ‘Get Moving’ gentle exercise taster session.

Meet the dietitians

A myth busting Q&A session about what you should eat and what you should avoid.

1:1 follow up phone call

A discussion on further support, if needed.

“The resources were great, some great recipes and I loved the journal which is now full up! I also enjoyed the exercises with the physiotherapist.”

helen, nourish & nurture participant

Healthy recipes to try at home

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Lentil, bean & kale salad

A fresh zingy salad, perfect for a light lunch or to share with friends.

A picture of some delicious food made by a Big C volunteer.

Stuffed mushrooms

Try these mushrooms stuffed with spinach, breadcrumbs, garlic & herbs

Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday is a monthly get together at our City Support Centre in Norwich. It offers people affected by cancer the chance to exercise in person and take part in a nutrition workshop.

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Cancer and exercise

Keeping active before, during, and after cancer treatment can help both your physical and mental health.

Take a look at our top tips and why not try some of our exercise at home videos.

If you’re unsure as to where to start, you can always give our support team a call on 0800 092 7640.

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