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News Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:32 PM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:32 PM

Boston patient writes cookbook to help other patients

Shriners Hospitals for Children prides itself on family-centered care. Along with our staff working to meet patients’ and families’ needs, sometimes it is other patients who are supporting one another. Boston patient Evan recently worked with clinical dietitian Jenny Hall, MS, RD, LDN, to pen a blenderized diet cookbook. Evan was born with a cleft lip and palate. Following an alveolar cleft repair, Evan was on a blenderized diet for more than six weeks, meaning he could not eat anything that had to be chewed. Evan not only included his favorite recipes in the cookbook, he also offers grocery shopping tips and other tools he found helpful during what can be a difficult time in treatment.

“This is a great tool for cleft lip and palate patients, as well as other patients who need to be on a liquid diet or require supplemental shakes to support their recovery,” said Jenny Hall, MS, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston. “It is always rewarding to help someone through their treatment and then have that patient return with ideas to help other patients with similar conditions. We’re very grateful to Evan for this tool that will surely benefit future patients.”

With the help of Evan’s cookbook, following doctors’ orders can be delicious and nutritious!

Check out this video to learn more.