Nutrition Group eNews (please note attachments are not available for archived eNews)
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COSA Clinical Professional Day Reports
2014  (pdf, 531kb)
2011  (pdf, 964kb)

Evidence based practice guidelines for the nutritional management of adult patients with head and neck cancer 

For other guidelines published by COSA please visit the Guidelines page under Publications

Nutrition Education Materials Online (NEMO) - Oncology 
The aim of the NEMO project is to assist in the provision and identification of the ‘best’ nutrition resources.

Cancer Forum: Nutrition and Cancer 
Cancer Forum is Australia’s leading journal for multidisciplinary health professionals working in cancer.

Cancer Malnutrition e-learning package for multidisciplinary clinicians:
The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria in conjunction with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have developed Malnutrition in Cancer eLearning program for multidisciplinary cancer clinicians. The comprehensive, interactive, evidence-based program has been developed to improved awareness, screening and management of cancer malnutrition to optimise patient outcomes.

To access the Malnutrition in Cancer eLearning resources please visit https://www.eviq.org.au/eviQEd/MalnutritioninCancer.aspx and complete a short registration form. You will need to select your profession to access the tailored, discipline-specific content which contribute to your CPD.

Cancer malnutrition governance toolkit:
This toolkit, developed by St Vincent’s hospital in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, can assist health services to strengthen nutrition governance practices and implement nutrition quality and safety standards into clinical care. The toolkit contains chapter s on malnutrition governance; key performance indicators for malnutrition care; identification, prevention and management of cancer malnutrition; and nutrition service delivery models.

http://health.vic.gov.au/cancer/cancer-projects/malnutrition.htm

Cancer Council Nutrition and Cancer booklet
This booklet has been designed for patients and their carers and explains nutrition and dietary requirements during and after cancer treatment.  It provides information on ways to manage common eating problems that may occur due to cancer or its treatment. It also includes information about support services available.

PDF: http://www.cancervic.org.au/downloads/resources/booklets/nutrition-cancer.pdf

Understanding Malnutrition and Cancer
This factsheet contains information about the risks of malnutrition. It offers practical tips for preventing and managing malnutrition.  It is aimed at patients and their carers.

PDF: http://www.cancervic.org.au/downloads/CISS_factsheets/understanding-malnutrition-and-cancer-fact-sheet.pdf

Understanding Taste and Smell Changes
This factsheet contains information about the possible effects of cancer treatment on the experience of eating. It explores the effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery on the taste, smell or feeling of food in the mouth.  It offers practical tips for managing changes.

PDF: http://www.cancervic.org.au/downloads/CISS_factsheets/Taste_Smell_factsheet_v3.pdf?src=rh

Cancer Council Victoria Dietary Questionnaire (FFQ) for Epidemiological Studies
http://www.cancervic.org.au/research/epidemiology/nutritional_assessment_services