COSA comment:Head and neck cancer nutrition guidelines/Quality nutrition care - Nutrition prescription/What is the nutrition /What is the nutrition prescription to meet these goals? - Radiotherapy and chemotherapy

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Rhonda Cousins10:37, 11 April 2011

Aim for energy and protein intakes of at least 125kJ/kg/day and 1.2g protein/kg/day in patients receiving radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy. Patients should have their weight and nutritional intake monitored regularly to determine whether their energy requirements are being met.

It would be helpful for European use to have the kcal/kg stated in the document.

Thank you very much

Best wishes Deborah Howland Specialist dietitian Torbay Hospital Torquay TQ2 7AA, 14 May 2011

This information will be added in.

Teresa Brown, on behalf of the authors, 17 June 2011