CEOs cooking for a cause to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.
On average one Australian child is born with cystic fibrosis every week. It is the most common life-shortening genetic condition in Australia. One in every 25 people carries the gene.
The treatment for Cystic Fibrosis is lifelong, ongoing and relentless. People living with Cystic Fibrosis take up to 80 pills a day, undergo tough physiotherapy regimes, hospital admissions several times a year and constantly cope with debilitating lung and gastrointestinal disease.
The average life expectancy for Australians living with Cystic Fibrosis is less than 38 years. There is still no cure for cystic fibrosis. When you are living with Cystic Fibrosis, every day matters.
Nutrition plays an important role in the treatment and management of Cystic Fibrosis. A person with Cystic Fibrosis is required to consume between 120% to 150% more than the daily amount of food recommended for their age and size. They consume a diet high in fats, salts, and sugars and pay attention to the nutritional value of food to assist the absorption of vitamins to help fight infection