BCNA News 04 Oct 2019
We Feed You joins BCNA
Nutrition specialists We Feed You have joined with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to deliver tasty, convenient, and nutritious meals to help people live their best lives.
The partnership started with a letter to We Feed You from breast cancer survivor Shelly, who had been struggling with the demands of a breast cancer diagnosis and raising a young family:
'I initially received some We Feed You meals as a gift from friends when I started undergoing treatment for breast cancer. My treatment was relentless. It greatly affected my appetite, increased my nausea and made cooking for myself extremely difficult. I was also low on energy, which increased pressure on my partner to keep working and prepare meals for the rest of our family. I ended up eating We Feed You meals for most nights over the six months treatment period, and my partner enjoyed them on many nights too. Each We Feed You meal was full of excellent quality ingredients, with no added preservatives. I was happy knowing I was eating 'pure' food, perfectly proportioned. Without doubt, We Feed You was an outstanding positive contribution to my improving health over this time.'
After discussing the idea of a partnership with BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti, the BCNA team quickly moved to trial the meals with members and received positive feedback on their quality, and convenience both during and after treatment.
The meals were then independently reviewed by Specialists Oncology Dietitian Lauren Atkins at OnCore Nutrition who reported:
"The We Feed You range of meals look really appropriate for the BCNA community. They contain mostly natural, whole-food ingredients with few artificial ingredients and preservatives. The nutritional composition looks good overall, with most providing a suitable amount of protein to meet elevated needs during chemotherapy. They have balanced their macronutrients well, by choosing mostly low GI carbohydrates and have avoided ingredients like processed meats and added sugars, which are often of concern/interest amongst people going through breast cancer treatment. The energy (kJ/calorie) contribution is suitable for that of someone on active treatment and in survivorship so long as individualised advice is sought where needed. The We Feed You dietitian has done a thorough job, and the 'Active Lifestyle' range would be a good place for women on active treatment to start to be confident with their protein intake at meals."
CEO Kirsten Pilatti welcomed We Feed You to the BCNA family and noted the discounted prices being offered to BCNA members.
'Eating well is a key component for breast cancer survivors. We are very happy to partner with a company that delivers healthy, ready-made meals to our members,' said Kirsten.
As an official partner of BCNA, We Feed You meals will be available to BCNA members at a reduced rate to support them and their families when they need it most. Find out more at https://www.wefeedyou.com.au/.