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Images of Vegetables May Increase Student Consumption

Posted by PCF Admin on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - You are what you eat, but do you eat what you see? In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the University of Minnesota compared the consumption of vegetables on two separate days by 800 kindergarten through fifth grade students. On the first day, the researchers observed how many vegetables the students took and how much of them were eaten. Then using trays with images of carrots and green beans, the researchers observed the same students eating the same school lunch a few months later. Although the consumed amount of each vegetable did not increase per student, more students took servings of vegetables, leading to an overall increase of vegetables consumed. The cost and time to create trays with images of vegetables is relatively low. Even though the amount of vegetables consumed was still below recommended guidelines, it may be a step in the right direction. More research is needed to study various settings and long term effects of this outcome. Read the full article at LA Times:

Tanning Salons Mislead Young Customers

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Save Your Skin - A recent Congressional report found that tanning salons have often been lying to customers in order to increase their business. From downplaying the risks of tanning to promoting health benefits that don’t exist, tanning salons are taking advantage of young ignorance to boost the $2.6 billion industry. Investigators found that of the 300 salons contacted, ninety percent told them indoor tanning posed no health dangers. Seventy-eight percent said that indoor tanning would actually improve health- preventing ...

Daily Feats Challenge: Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

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Wellness - While Sunday’s Superbowl festivities provided some exciting thrills and spills, the Monday morning hangover from consuming a mix of wings, pizza, beer and Tums may have left you feeling a little under the weather. Those New Year’s resolutions you just made last month probably already seem ages away. Join the Prevent Cancer Foundation and DailyFeats to renew those promises of a happy, healthy new year and take the “Stop Cancer Before it Starts!” challenge. DailyFeats is ...

Keynote Panel to Tackle Healthcare Cost and Quality

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
2011 Dialogue_Print Newsletter

Conferences - The Foundation is gearing up for its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge from March 22-23 in Baltimore. Each year, the Dialogue for Action brings together a diversity of stakeholders committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening for all communities. Health professionals attending the 2012 conference will tackle issues that impact everyone, such as how to ensure quality healthcare at an affordable cost and how preventive services like cancer ...