Doctors and parents in Russia are not aware of children’s special nutritional needs during aggressive oncological treatment. Oncological centers are facing nutrition and diet challenges, patients at home do not have access to enteral nutrition and this type of diet is not reimbursed.
Danone aims to raise awareness about appropriate nutrition for children suffering from oncological diseases.
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Danone Russia and its local partner the Regional Charity Foundation for Children with serious blood diseases, co-created the “Nutrition Center of Excellence Russia” project to improve the diet of children suffering from oncological diseases. The center is based in an onco hospital and creates nutritional standards for child patients, establishing appropriate diets for them during and after treatment and educating both doctors and parents about appropriate nutritional habits.
The “Nutrition Center of Excellence Russia” improves the quality of life of children suffering from oncological diseases through formalizing a set of appropriate nutritional standards, raising awareness among parents and doctors, and providing tools to support children in getting the right nutrition at home.
This project enables Danone Russia to build a trusted recommendation network which advocates specific nutrition for child oncological patients and also develops new relationships with healthcare professionals.
This project contributes to changing health policy and helps increase quality of life for children undergoing oncological treatment.