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Healthy Options for Halloween

Posted by Liona Chan, Associate Manager, Marketing and Communications on October 26th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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Though many have outgrown the tradition of trick or treating, Halloween still remains a time for extreme sugar highs and indulging in lots of unhealthy treats. Skip the candy bowl this year and instead opt for one of these healthy options. They are sure to treat your body well and not trick your system with empty calories. For the little ones: Trail Mix: Portion control is key in keeping trail mix healthy. Homemade mixes are also good—you have ...

Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora are Helping Sell Healthful Foods to Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Fruits and vegetables in the supermarket will soon have a new and fun look that will help motivate kids to eat more produce. Major food companies have adopted a marketing strategy that includes displaying edible stickers of children’s’ favorite characters, Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer, on fruits and vegetables. This new marketing strategy stems from recent research showing children were twice as likely to select the produce with a popular character sticker as the ...

Charity Begins at Home: An Easy Fundraising Project for Kids

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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The adage “charity begins at home” is a valid one. Children learn by example. If parents expose their children to generosity, their kids are more likely to be generous as a result. Those who give to others instill a charitable spirit in their children, allowing them to develop charitable tendencies as they develop into adults. It becomes an integral part of their lives. A great way to help children get in the mindset of giving ...