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5 tips for eating well in your 20s

Posted by Rebecca Evans 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, it can be hard to give our diets much attention. The modern day, city dwelling young adult is always busy and always on the go - food and eating tends to be a last minute decision, an afterthought or a social occasion While it’s understandable why nutrition is put on the back burner, it is unfortunate because not only is it extremely important, but it isn’t as hard as people make it out to be. 1. Find your purpose: If you’re looking to change your current habits, think about why exactly you want to start eating better. Whether it's to live a healthier lifestyle or lose weight or to fuel yourself better for a race or to have more energy, write down why eating right is important to you. ...

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 ...

Healthy recipe: Cherry, wild rice & quinoa salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Recipe Description: This whole grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3/4 cup wild rice 2. 1/2 cup quinoa (see Tips), rinsed if ...

Protecting kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) introduce legislation (Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014) in the Senate that will seek to ban e-cigarette companies from advertising, promoting and marketing their devices to children. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) also vowed to take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are battery-operated products ...