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Healthy recipe: Summer succotash salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
Summer Succotash Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 10 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 3 & 4 just before serving. Recipe Description: This summer salad is based on the Southern favorite, succotash, and is a fresh-tasting combination of butter beans, corn, summer squash and tomatoes. Butter beans, the same species as lima beans, are the bean of choice in the South. When they’re in season you may be able to find them fresh—shell them yourself. Or use frozen butter beans, baby lima beans or even edamame. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 cups shelled fresh butter beans (1 1/2 pounds unshelled), frozen (thawed) butter beans or baby lima beans 2. 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided 3. 2 cups corn kernels, fresh (from about 4 large ears; see Tip) or frozen (thawed) 4. 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, finely chopped 5. 1 small yellow squash, chopped 6. 1 small zucchini, chopped 7. 1 clove garlic, minced 8. 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 9. 1/2 stalk celery, very finely chopped 10. 1/2 cup very thinly sliced fresh basil 11. 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 12. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 13. 1 teaspoon salt 14. Freshly ground pepper to taste Recipe Steps: 1. Place ...

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Why I run the race: Self-discovery along the route

Posted by Allison Hutchins, 2013 Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Chair on August 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Allison Hutchins

Events - Four years ago, I gathered a few of my college girl friends and drove home to Washington, D.C. to run the first annual Prevent Cancer 5k walk/run. I had never run a race, but I figured 3.1 miles was manageable, especially since it was for such a worthy cause. Little did I know that the nauseous feeling and red face that I experienced upon crossing the finish line would kick start something inside of me: ...

Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops Servings: 6 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip) Recipe Description: Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat. Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 medium banana 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Recipe Steps: Place strawberries, ...

Back to school– spreading the word about HPV and cervical cancer in Kentucky

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
Erica Childs Warner

Community Outreach - Many students will return to schools across the country this month. In two Appalachian counties in South Central Kentucky, nearly 2,000 students will be targeted for HPV awareness and vaccination. The Prevent Cancer Foundation gave the Lake Cumberland District Health Department a 2013 Community Grant for their “Spread the Word" HPV/cervical cancer prevention project. This project aims to increase the HPV vaccination initiation and completion rates among middle and high school students in Kentucky, where ...