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Health Regulations Push Schools to Serve Healthier Lunches

Posted by PCF Admin on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Wellness - For the first time in over a decade, stricter health regulations have pushed schools to offer healthier lunch choices for students. Options will include more servings of fruit and vegetables and overall less saturated fat content. Many school systems are also increasing the number of dishes that incorporate vegetarian and whole grain options. The recent government regulations are a result of the increasing obesity epidemic affecting school age children in the U.S. With one-third of all students aged 2 to 19 overweight or obese, school systems and health officials are targeting the sources of student meals and ensuring that students have every possible opportunity to eat healthy. The move toward healthier lunches follows a ban on soda and vending machines that supply sugary and fatty foods. Schools have been scrambling to create educational programs encouraging students to make healthier food choices while making the switch to healthy foods as appealing as possible. Every effort is being made to include the most visually appealing and tasty dishes to promote both the school lunch program and overall healthy lifestyles. Read the full USA Today Article

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Pup Profiles Team Prostate

Posted by Wilson, 2012 Pets for Prevention Pup on August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - Hello humans! Remember in my last blog post how I said that you can all be heroes by registering to be a team captain for our Prevent Cancer 5K Walk at Nationals Park? Well, I used my puppy-dog eyes to get an interview with one of our returning heroes, two-time team captain Karen Sfanos of Team Prostate! Karen is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the De Marzo Laboratory in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. Last ...

Healthy Recipe: Tofu Parmigiana

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu “steaks” in our revamped Parmigiana are breaded and lightly pan-fried in just a small amount of oil then topped with part-skim mozzarella, fresh basil and your favorite marinara sauce. This Italian classic will please even those who are tofu-phobic. Recipe Ingredients: 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 14-ounce package firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu, rinsed 1/4 teaspoon ...

Support Legislation Making Improvements to USPSTF

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director of Policy & Advocacy on August 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Be an Advocate for Prevention — Help build support for legislation making improvements to the US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines (USPSTF) Setting Processes. Determining evidence-based screening guidelines for individuals and providers is a critical part of cancer prevention.  Many professional and voluntary health organizations have rigorous guideline setting processes within their area of expertise and develop and review screening recommendations regularly to keep pace with the changing medical and scientific landscapes. There is also a Federal entity ...