World Cancer Research Fund UK
World Cancer Research Fund is a leading cancer prevention charity – funding global research into the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer.
Around 40 per cent of cancers in the UK could be prevented – equating to nearly 144,000 cases every year. Eating a healthy diet, being more active each day and maintaining a healthy weight are, after not smoking, the most important ways you can reduce your cancer risk.
Since 1990, World Cancer Research Fund has invested £103 million into cancer prevention and survival research. And it’s all thanks to our amazing supporters!
Our mission statement
We champion the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk
Reducing the risk of cancer with out Health Information Team
We support health professionals, both clinically and community based, by providing our valuable and well-researched cancer prevention and survivorship information. Supporter contribution keeps us to keep these health professionals updated in healthy ways to reduce the risk of cancer, and how to eat well whilst living with cancer, by providing access to: accredited online training, workshops, and regular email updates. Our Health Information team continually deliver programmes to support the cancer community. We also share our information with an emphasis on behaviour change mechanisms and reference to practical health tools to ensure our health professionals can provide the most effective advice to their patients.
Life Kitchen – COVID19 Update
Following the advice of the government and Public Health England, Life Kitchen (a previously face-to-face cooking class) has ceased holding in-person classes. Having cancer means our students are immuno-compromised, and therefore vulnerable to COVID-19, and our students’ safety is our highest priority. However, we will continue to teach. We are adapting our teaching methods to digital to ensure we can reach as many people as possible, and provide invaluable content in time of crisis. We already know from our years of teaching that cancer can be isolating, and losing your sense of taste and smell further isolates as it affects social mealtimes. We really feel now more than ever that what we teach is invaluable. So, we have a plan.
Life Kitchen classes Live
Whilst we understand we can’t replicate a Life Kitchen class exactly, we can get close, with certain modifications. We propose a series of 45-minute live classes on an appropriate digital platform (such as Google Hangouts, Instagram, Webinar etc) These would be positioned as Life Kitchen in partnership with WCRF.