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Osteosarcoma Survivor
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Josh
Brain Tumor Survivor
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Sydney
Leukemia Survivor
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Alijah
Leukemia Survivor
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Rosie
Wilms Tumor Survivor
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Ryan
Leukemia Survivor
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Retinoblastoma Survivor
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Exercise and Nutrition

Make a plan for health

Eating properly and enjoying physical exercise provide many important health benefits to childhood cancer survivors. After successful treatment for childhood cancer, talk with your medical provider to develop a healthy eating plan and an exercise program tailored toward your child’s individual needs.

Basic Guidelines for Health and Nutrition

  • Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day
  • Eat high-fiber foods such as whole grain breads, rice and cereals
  • Avoid high-fat foods such as French fries, potato chips and pizza
  • Choose low-fat dairy products and meats (such as chicken and fish)
  • Exercise until one is tired, but not in pain
  • Select enjoyable exercises, such as group sports or “fun” activities
  • Include warm-up and cool-down activities
  • Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, at least 5 days per week
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