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Junk Food Ads Cause Children to Nag Incessantly

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
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In light of the growing problem of childhood obesity, a recent study at Johns Hopkins examined the effect that junk food television advertisements have on children. The study focused on what researchers call “The Nag Factor,” which theorizes that, after being inundated with ads for unhealthy food and beverages, children are persistent in nagging their parents to purchase junk food. While parents have a number of different ways to combat the problem, the study suggests ...

Healthy Recipes: Japanese Cucumber Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Recipe Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip) Recipe Steps: Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food ...

Healthy Recipes: Almond-Honey Power Bar

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
Almond-Honey Power Bar

Servings: 8 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour (including chilling) To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month; thaw at room temperature. Recipe Description: Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel ...

Tips For Packing Your Own Lunch to Improve Your Health and IQ

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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No matter how healthy the options are, eating at school or a cafeteria at work or, even worse, a fast food restaurant for lunch can be a risky proposal for your health. However, when you pack your lunch yourself, or for your kids, you can control the ingredients and therefore the calorie and fat content and the sodium levels to help provide a tasty, healthy and much cheaper alternative. In addition, a recent study has ...