Hello! I am Ann Ogden-Gaffney, the Cook for Your Life (CFYL) Founder & Healthy Cooking Advocate. I am a two-time cancer survivor with a passion for food and cooking. I developed a multi-class hands-on formats for CFYL in both English and Spanish designed to make cooking and eating a healthy, plant rich diet accessible to all regardless of skills or budget. Until CFYL became part of the Fred Hutch in July 2019, I have been the driving force behind the non-profit organization since the moment I realized during my own cancer treatment that there was a huge knowledge gap for patients between the facts of clinical nutrition and their application in the home kitchen. I am now excited to be bringing my knowledge and experience to the team as a consultant on this study. This newsletter will tell you all about CFYL. Enjoy!
Cook & Move For Your Life News #2
All About Cook for Your Life
Cook for Your Life has a website full of recipes and articles about eating a healthy diet after a cancer diagnosis. The Cook & Move For Your Life News and text messages will link you to the website throughout the next year. This newsletter will teach you how to navigate the website and make it work for you.
This is their website: www.cookforyourlife.org
Finding a Recipe
On the website, you can find a range of recipes depending on your diet preferences and any side effects you may be experiencing. We’ll discuss here how to find different recipes with how-to images.
First, on the homepage www.cookforyourlife.org click on “Recipes”, which we put in a red box below:
Here is an image of the recipe database, also found here: www.cookforyourlife.org/recipes, where you can find recipes based on your preferences.
Finding a Recipe Based on Specific Criteria
If you’re looking for something specific to prepare, narrow down your recipe choice by using the 4 filter categories: “Health Considerations”, “Meals”, “Preferences”, and “Preparation”. If you click on a category, a drop down list will appear with selections, as shown in the image below.
You can also click the magnifying glass icon at the top right of each page, highlighted with the red box in the image below.
Switching to Spanish
Click on the flag at the top of each page, which we highlighted below with a red box, to translate any page from English to Spanish.
Have fun cooking!
The National Cancer Institute has resources available to help manage life after treatment available here: http://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/facing-forward
For more recipes, how-to articles, and videos on making healthy choices, visit: www.cookforyourlife.org
Questions or comments?
Please contact Sofia Cobos: (206) 321-4818