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Cancer Prevention at the Kansas State Fair

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Outreach - Over 300,000 Kansas State Fair attendees crowd in to see who won first prize for the largest pumpkin every year. They wait excitedly to go on thrilling rides and rush to food stands to savor the wide variety of fair food that can’t be found elsewhere, like the famous “pronto pups” (similar to corn dogs) that Kansans rave about. This year marked the 100th year anniversary of the Kansas State Fair and the 20th year anniversary of the Bob Dole Health Awareness and Cancer Screening Booth. [caption id="attachment_11553" align="alignright" width="273"] Hutchinson Clinic and Prevent Cancer staff ready to present primary prevention information to Kansans![/caption] Free Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations, literature about health education and blood pressure and blood sugar tests were provided at the booth this year, made possible by our honorary co-chairs Senator Pat and Mrs. Franki Roberts, the Hutchinson Clinic and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Booth visitors were educated about how to protect themselves from Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer. A fizz to fat model illustrated the harmful results of drinking soda and a “How to gain five pounds in thirty days” model showed that drinking two cans of soda and eating one candy bar ...


Healthy recipe: Two-toned mashed potatoes

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
Two-Toned Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Eating - Yield: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare sauce (Step 2) and vegetables (Steps 1 & 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to one day. Reheat vegetables, covered, in the microwave or a double boiler before continuing with Step 4. Recipe Description: In this recipe, Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes are roughly mashed together with leeks for a beautiful mottled white-and-orange take on mashed potatoes. The creme ...

Who do you prevent cancer for?

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Events - I graduated from college in May and moved to D.C. to live alone because I wanted to establish my own “foundation.” I studied music, changed, grew up and realized I needed to make a more permanent change – I needed to find a way to banish negativity, do what I love (write, tweet and blog) and have a positive effect on the world. I began working at the Prevent Cancer Foundation in August shortly after an ...

Healthy recipe: Chicken taco bowls

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
Chicken Taco Bowls

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken taco bowl recipe uses the underside of a muffin tin as a mold to bake cute little homemade “tortilla bowls.” The “tortilla bowls” are filled with a zesty chicken filling and topped like nachos. If you have 2 large muffin tins, you can make all 8 “bowls” at once. Bake them in the upper and lower thirds of the oven, rotating top ...