Project NUTRICO launches research into Nutrition Related Life of Irish Cancer Survivors
Project NUTRICO is a novel postgraduate research project being undertaken by Miss Niamh O’Callaghan from the Institute of Technology Sligo. The project aims to evaluate the current dietary patterns and relationship with food and nutrition of cancer survivors across the Island of Ireland. NUTRICO is one of 209 research projects being funded by the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships, which were launched Friday 23rd of October, by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.
The demand to recognise the individual and distinct needs of the growing number of cancer survivors has been highlighted by the government through the development of a National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026. A major issue for the strategy is that in Ireland there is limited data available on the nutritional needs, persistence of treatment related side effects, and current dietary intake of survivors. Project NUTRICO aims to address this deficit in information to inform the future development of resources and interventions that are specific to and appropriate for cancer survivors.
Project NURICO is under the supervision of Ms. Laura Keaver of the Department of Health and Nutritional Science at Institute of Technology Sligo and Ms. Pauline Douglas of the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) from Ulster University. Team NUTRICO is trying to reach and connect with as many cancer survivors in Ireland as possible. The project team have a short online survey designed to evaluate nutrition related life in Irish cancer survivors. All information participants provide will be treated with strict privacy and confidentiality. The survey takes no more than 8-10 minutes to complete. To access the survey, please scan the QR code below using a smartphone camera which will bring you to the online survey. Alternatively, to access the survey you can visit our twitter page @NUTRICO4 or contact Niamh at 0857805868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.