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Healthy recipe: Creamsicle breakfast smoothie

Posted by Rebecca Evans on April 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Healthy Eating - Yield: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 2 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Recipe Description: Though it tastes like those iconic vanilla-and-orange popsicles, this creamsicle breakfast smoothie recipe is a balanced breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and, thanks to the addition of coconut water, essential electrolytes. Coconut water serves up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium—an electrolyte you lose through sweat—in every cup, making it a great hydrator for light workouts. Plus, this creamy orange-mango smoothie only contains about 30 mg of sodium per cup, whereas sports drinks usually deliver about 110 mg of sodium per cup. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 cup cold pure coconut water, without added sugar or flavor (see Tip) 2. 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt 3. 1 cup frozen or fresh mango chunks 4. 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate 5. 2 cups ice Recipe Steps: Blend coconut water, yogurt, mango, orange juice concentrate and ice in a blender until smooth. Recipe Tip: Look for pure coconut water without added sugar in the refrigerated section near other flavored waters or near shelf-stable waters and natural fruit juices. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 189 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 5 g added sugars; 13 g protein; ...

Congressional spouses attend briefing on military health initiatives

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On March 13, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, a program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, teamed up with leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate over 20 congressional spouses (including a primary health care doctor and a mental health professional) on the military’s Healthy Base Initiative (HBI). HBI promotes healthier living to military and civilian personnel and their families. The program responds to research indicating that obesity has become a threat to troop ...

5 tips for eating well in your 20s

Posted by Allison Godfrey, Wicked Healthy Washingtonian on March 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Eating healthy can be a challenge at any age, but it can be especially hard for us twenty somethings. Many of us are out living on our own for the first time, experiencing our first full-time jobs and trying to get a handle on how to take care of ourselves. We’re trying to figure out how to be real, legitimate “grown-ups” and a part of that is managing our health and wellness. With so much else going on, however, ...

Best-ever Dialogue for Action!

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on March 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

Events - Last week, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening on March 20 – 21 (pre-conference day: March 19), gathering a diverse group of cancer screening stakeholders from 33 states and the District of Columbia, 9 American Indian/Alaska tribes and organizations, Japan and Israel. Starting with Alan Thorson, M.D., Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inc., from Omaha, NE, who encouraged participants to take practical actions to prevent colorectal cancer in their ...