Cook For Your LIFE began in 2007, when founder Ann Ogden Gaffney took a break from a successful fashion career to focus on the treatment of her second cancer diagnosis. Thrown deep into the world of hospitals and cancer, she became aware of the disconnect between getting information on healthy eating and nutritional meals during cancer treatment and the practical skills needed to get them on the table.Growing up in a family of chefs and bakers, Ann was easily able to adapt recipes to help her cope with the treatment side effects and ate well, even on her worst days. However, many of her fellow cancer patients in the chemo suite lacked Ann’s culinary skills and knowledge, and found it overwhelming trying to cope with these difficulties in the kitchen.To help, Ann started sharing her cooking tips and advice with them, which eventually led to her first free hands-on cooking class. Since then, Cook For Your LIFE has grown to become an important free resource to both cancer patients and nutritionists—teaching cancer patients how to cook their way to healthy survivorship and enabling nutritionists to offer their cancer patients much more than a just a draconian list of foods to eat.
Our subscription-free website is filled with cooking videos, a Touched by Cancer blog, and over 1,000 recipes that teach cancer patients how to create healthy and delicious meals at home—at their own time and pace. Recipes and videos are easily searchable and organized by topic specific to the stage of treatment, dietary needs, or simply how patients feel at any given moment.
The Cook For Your LIFE website reaches over 250,000 people touched by cancer worldwide each month and was recently named to the Feedspot Top 200Health Blog list.
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