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Healthy Recipes: Couscous & Fruit Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on November 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
Couscous & Fruit Salad

Healthy Eating -   Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for supper.  It is also a healthy recipe on its own for a fresh  lunchbox treat.   4 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous 1 cup chopped nectarine 1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip) Preparation Whisk oil, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous, nectarines, berries and almonds; gently toss to combine. Nutrition Per serving : 259 Calories; 9 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 40 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 146 mg Sodium; 116 mg Potassium 2 Carbohydrate Serving Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 2 fat Tips & Notes Tip: To toast sliced almonds, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

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Shop for Prevention: Tis the Season for Giving

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on November 24th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Shop for Prevention this holiday season and your gifts will benefit cancer prevention research, education and community outreach programs nationwide. It’s that time of the year again when we start checking the store circulars for the best deals on holiday gifts for our friends, family and co-workers. This year you can shop with a purpose by shopping with Prevent Cancer Foundation Shop for Prevention friends and partners that have agreed to designate a portion of the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving Health is not only about eating well and exercising. Be healthy this Thanksgiving by giving thanks! People who offer gratitude are happier and take better care of their bodies than those who do not, according to this article. (SanDiegoMagazine.com) Take that, Stretch! Short people burn ...

2011 Dialogue for Action Pre-Conference Offers Variety of Activities

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Initiatives on | No Comments »
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Conferences / Regular Screening - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is deep into agenda planning for the 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening, which will take place March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, MD. This dynamic conference brings together leaders in the field of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and provides concrete tools to encourage action throughout the year that will lead to increased CRC screening in communities across the nation. This year’s conference, entitled Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer ...