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Healthy Recipes: Half-Hour Chili

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
Half-Hour Chili

Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: This truly tasty half-hour vegetarian chili is made possible by using convenient canned beans and tomatoes (no pantry should be without them). Whole-grain bulgur adds another layer of toothsome texture and nutritional heft. This chili is relatively mild, so it’s a good crowd-pleaser. If you like it spicy, add extra chili powder or serve with hot sauce. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ...

My Meatless March

Posted by PCF Admin on March 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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As part of my New Year’s resolutions this year, I have decided to go completely meatless for one month. My reasons are the following: a. In the past few years, I’ve considered going vegetarian but giving up meat is really hard. b. Reading about the way meat is processed freaks me out. c. Coincidentally—the next 31 days is a test to see if I can completely fulfill my commitment. I’ll be documenting the month through weekly blog posts, with ...

Heavy Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Weight Issues

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recently published study has found that overweight doctors are less likely to discuss weight loss with obese patients than those with normal body mass indexes (BMIs). The study also found that 37 percent of overweight doctors vs. 53 percent of doctors with normal BMIs were confident in their ability to provide patients with effective counseling about their diet or exercise (38 percent vs. 56 percent.) The researchers surveyed 498 family doctors, internists and general practitioners ...

Images of Vegetables May Increase Student Consumption

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetable Bounty

You are what you eat, but do you eat what you see? In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the University of Minnesota compared the consumption of vegetables on two separate days by 800 kindergarten through fifth grade students. On the first day, the researchers observed how many vegetables the students took and how much of them were eaten. Then using trays with images of carrots and green ...