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Cooking with pumpkin

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - (PHOTO LICENSE) There is no mistaking that autumn chill in the air—fall is here, and it’s time to embrace the seasonal ingredients and flavors that come with it. Eating a well-balanced and varied diet can significantly reduce your cancer risk. In fact, studies show that one-third of all cancer deaths are linked to diet and physical activity. Pumpkin, the quintessential fall cooking ingredient, is flavorful and low in calories. It’s also high in fiber, keeping you full longer. Here is everything that you need to know about creatively incorporating everyone’s favorite super food into your dishes this fall: Prep: Before cooking the pumpkin, peel it and break it down. Do not be daunted by this task. You will need a vegetables peeler and a sharp knife (a dull knife is more likely to slip.) 1. Remove the top and bottom of the pumpkin. 2. With a spoon, scoop out the pumpkin pulp and seeds (set aside seeds for an easy-to-make snack). 3. Use the vegetable peeler to peel off the rind of the pumpkin and dice to your desired size. Roast: The easiest way to create a pumpkin side dish is to roast it. 1. Dice or slice the pumpkin in half. 2. Drizzle it with olive oil and herbs 3. ...

Happy Health Literacy Month

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on October 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

Education - October is Health Literacy Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to helping individuals from all backgrounds have access to, and understand, important health and medical information. What is health literacy? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." In other words, our healthcare system is hard to navigate and medical ...

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon at the 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Oyekemi Oyebode, Coordinator, Programs Administration on October 7th, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - As part of my new job at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I found myself introducing visitors to the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ at the 5k Walk/Run on September 21. For weeks, colleagues had tried to explain the exhibit to me, but their descriptions didn’t do it justice. This giant traveling display helps demystify colorectal cancer, emphasizing that it is preventable, treatable and beatable. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is a great educational tool for people of ...

Shop to prevent cancer this Halloween

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communication Coordinator, Congressional Families Program on October 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Shop for a cause this Halloween. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership, and we just can’t mask our excitement! We teamed up with the folks at Masquerade Express and they will be donating ten percent of all proceeds to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Masquerade Express has an extensive collection of costumes and accessories for women—not just for Halloween, but for any costume occasion. They offer a variety of elaborate masquerade gowns ...