Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Alaska Native Food Guide Stresses Good Nutrition, Physical Activity for At Risk Youth

Posted by PCF Admin on March 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Public domain image, royalty free stock photo from www.public-domain-image.com

Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to create traditional food guide workbooks for Alaska Native youth. This new initiative, made possible through the Foundation's 2011 Community Grants program, aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and nutritional habits among children at risk for obesity, cancer and other diseases. These workbooks will emphasize traditional foods and activities, enabling youth to make more informed and responsible nutritional choices. Christine DeCourtney, Cancer Program Manager for the ANTHC explains, "Alaska has an abundance of wild healthy foods from the sea, land and plant life. With the Prevent Cancer foundation funding, we can now develop a traditional food guide and activity work book for children to help them learn, in a fun way, about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity." This project follows the development and wide distribution of a popular traditional food guide for Alaska native cancer survivors, created three years ago by the ANTHC. Based in Anchorage, the ANTHC will develop and distribute approximately 800 workbooks targeting youth aged 8-10 years old, that emphasize traditional foods and physical activities involved in food gathering and preparation. The Foundation’s Community Grants program supports local cancer awareness education ...

Fighting the Fight for Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Kay Granger on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
GrangerBlog

Advocacy - I have been involved with preventive care and treatment for colorectal cancer since 2006, and I am proud to continue to fight for this worthy cause. I have always been a supporter of preventive care as a way to reduce health care costs over the long term and colorectal cancer screening is a great example of the benefits of prevention and early detection. Investing in screenings and early detection measures would save thousands of lives because ...

Healthy Recipes: Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

Posted by Janet Hudson on | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 45 minutes  Total Time: 1 1/4 hours Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, divided 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 large bone-in chicken breast, (10-12 ounces), skin removed, trimmed 1/3 ...

Native People Walking the Path for Health

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
SPIPA image

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Washington state was buzzing last weekend with a “March to Prevention”.  The health fair included a Colon Health Bingo, diabetes testing, Zumba demonstrations, hands on lung cancer exhibit with real (yuck) lungs, prostate cancer info, raffles, a  necklace workshop, fabulous community meals and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  They also had a panel of speakers from three different tribes share their experiences. The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) brings ...