Regaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapyRRegaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapyRegaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapyEnglishHaematology;Immunology;Oncology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2020-06-19T04:00:00Z11.000000000000055.0000000000000555.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Your child’s sense of taste may change after their blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy. Learn which flavours and textures are helpful for boosting your child’s appetite after transplant.</p><p>The treatment that your child received for their blood and marrow transplant (BMT) or cellular therapy—like chemotherapy and other medicines—can change the way your child tastes food. Do not worry! Most children regain their sense of taste and appetite with time. Choosing foods with certain flavours and textures may help your child start to eat and drink again like they used to, and enjoy the food they eat.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Chemotherapy and other medicines can change the way your child tastes food.</li><li>Certain bold flavours and textures may help your child start to eat and drink like they used to.</li><li>Give your child cold food if they are still recovering from mucositis (mouth sores).</li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Regaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy3878.00000000000Regaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapyRegaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapyREnglishHaematology;Immunology;Oncology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemHealthy living and preventionAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2020-06-19T04:00:00Z11.000000000000055.0000000000000555.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Your child’s sense of taste may change after their blood and marrow transplant/cellular therapy. Learn which flavours and textures are helpful for boosting your child’s appetite after transplant.</p><p>The treatment that your child received for their blood and marrow transplant (BMT) or cellular therapy—like chemotherapy and other medicines—can change the way your child tastes food. Do not worry! Most children regain their sense of taste and appetite with time. Choosing foods with certain flavours and textures may help your child start to eat and drink again like they used to, and enjoy the food they eat.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Chemotherapy and other medicines can change the way your child tastes food.</li><li>Certain bold flavours and textures may help your child start to eat and drink like they used to.</li><li>Give your child cold food if they are still recovering from mucositis (mouth sores).</li></ul><p>Introducing bold flavours and textures to your child can be helpful for restoring their sense of taste and appetite. Below are lists of foods that you and your child can choose from.</p><h2>Flavours</h2><ul><li>Tangy<br></li><li>Sour/tart</li><li>Salty</li><li>Strong</li><li>Spicy (but not hot)</li><li>Fresh</li></ul><table class="akh-table"><tbody><tr><td> <strong>Tangy foods include:</strong></td><td>Tangy sauces like BBQ sauce, relish, and hoisin sauce<br>Caesar salad dressing, ranch dressing<br>Tamarind<br>Pomegranate (juice, seeds*, or molasses)<br>Cream cheese (plain or flavoured)</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Sour/tart foods include:</strong></td><td>Lemons/limes<br>Berries<br>Lemonade, cranberry juice<br>Pickles and pickled food<br>Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut<br>Soy sauce<br>Vinegars<br>Rhubarb<br>Plain yogurt, sour cream, and kefir</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Salty foods include:</strong></td><td>Nuts*<br>Pretzels<br>Chips<br>Crackers<br>Pickles<br>French fries<br>Canned soup and instant noodles<br>Bacon, turkey bacon, pepperoni/pepperettes</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Strong foods include:</strong></td><td>Parmesan cheese<br>Strong cheese (cheddar, Swiss, asiago, etc.)<br>Sausages<br>Cheese flavoured foods (popcorn*, chips, rice cakes, etc.)<br>Mustard<br>Garlic<br>Cumin<br>Flavoured chips or crackers (sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar, all dressed, cheese, BBQ, etc.)</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Spicy (but not hot) foods include:</strong></td><td>Mild curry or chili, mild salsa, ginger, cumin<br>Mustard greens<br>Arugula</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Fresh foods include:</strong></td><td>Mint and peppermint, fresh herbs, lemongrass<br>Red, yellow, orange peppers<br>Cucumber sticks<br>Carrot sticks</td></tr></tbody></table><p> <em>*These are only suitable for children aged four and older. They can be a serious choking hazard for younger children.</em></p><h2>Textures</h2><ul><li>Juicy</li><li>Crunchy</li></ul><table class="akh-table"><tbody><tr><td> <strong>Juicy foods include:</strong></td><td>Cucumber sticks<br>Red, yellow, or orange pepper sticks<br>Watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe<br>Pineapple (if not too acidic)<br>Ripe peaches, plums, and nectarines<br>Grapes<br>Kiwis (also sour and tart!)<br>Celery sticks (also crunchy!)</td></tr><tr><td> <strong>Crunchy foods include:</strong></td><td>Crunchy vegetable sticks<br>Chips/tortilla chips<br>Nuts*<br>French fries<br>Pretzel sticks<br>Breadsticks<br>Croutons<br>Crunchy lettuce (also juicy!)<br>Popcorn*</td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>*These are only suitable for children aged four and older. They can be a serious choking hazard for younger children.</em></p><h2>Cold foods</h2><p>If your child is still recovering from <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1552&language=English">mucositis (mouth sores)</a>, giving them cold food can be both soothing and enjoyable to eat.</p><table class="akh-table"><tbody><tr><td> <strong>Cold foods include:</strong></td><td>Ice cream and frozen yogurt<br>Fruit and yogurt pops (easy to make at home!)<br>Smoothies<br>Popsicles<br>Cold puddings<br>Cold milk (cow’s milk or milk alternatives)<br>Ice chips (especially if your child is finding it hard to drink)<br>Chilled soup<br>Chilled watermelon and canned fruit</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Now is the time for your child to try new foods, and foods they didn’t like before their transplant. You never know what their new taste buds might like!</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Regaining_appetite--Choosing_flavours.jpgRegaining appetite: Choosing flavours to try after a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapyFalse