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Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora are Helping Sell Healthful Foods to Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Fruits and vegetables in the supermarket will soon have a new and fun look that will help motivate kids to eat more produce. Major food companies have adopted a marketing strategy that includes displaying edible stickers of children’s’ favorite characters, Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer, on fruits and vegetables. This new marketing strategy stems from recent research showing children were twice as likely to select the produce with a popular character sticker as the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Infographic

Posted by Will on September 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of obesity through healthy lifestyle choices is key to rolling back this serious threat to children and their parents. To mark ...

Healthy Recipe: Peach Frozen Yogurt

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Peach Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: We like to use chopped frozen peaches, but you can use frozen berries or whatever frozen fruit you have on hand in this ultra-quick frozen yogurt that is made without an ice cream maker. Recipe Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen peaches (about 16 ounces) 1/2 cup sugar, preferably superfine (see Note) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Recipe Steps: Combine peaches and sugar in ...

New York’s Ban on Trans-fat Makes for Healthier Fast Food

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Could fast food become a little healthier? Turns out New York’s ban on trans-fat is lowering consumption of the fat linked to heart disease. In 2007, the New York City Board of Health adopted a regulation that forced restaurants to reduce the use of artificial trans-fat to no more than 0.5 grams per serving. They then conducted research before and after the ban that verified the health benefits of reducing trans-fat in restaurants. Researchers found the amount ...