The “Nutrition Center of Excellence Russia” sets nutritional standards and educates doctors and parents about what types of diets best serve children with cancer at different stages in their treatment.
Adapted nutrition programs are crucial for children undergoing aggressive oncological treatment. But in Russia, families of children fighting cancer, as well as the oncological centers where they receive care, face economic and nutrition challenges.
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 diets for children suffering from oncological diseases. The center is based in an oncology 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” in Russia improves the quality of life of children suffering from oncological diseases through the formalization of appropriate nutritional standards, raising awareness among parents and doctors, and providing tools to support children in getting the right nutrition at home.
The project was handed over in 2017 and is now independent.
Doctors and nurses trained to adapted nutrition
Children who benefit from a better nutrition and his/her parents