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Americans’ diets fall short of U.S. guidelines

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recent study compared the daily eating habits of over 8,000 Americans to the nutritional standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While some groups are doing better than others, researchers discovered that people are not meeting the nutritional recommendations. The study showed that children and the elderly tended to have better quality diets than middle-aged adults. Hispanics also exhibited healthier diets than blacks or whites and women have better diets than men. ...

Healthy Recipes: Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on November 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
Wok Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Here's an East-meets-West stir-fry that will soon become a family favorite. Serve it over rice, with a simple salad of arugula and orange sections dressed in a light vinaigrette. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound chicken tenders (see Ingredient Note), cut into bite-size pieces 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Infographic

Posted by Will on September 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of obesity through healthy lifestyle choices is key to rolling back this serious threat to children and their parents. To mark ...

Healthy Recipe: Peach Frozen Yogurt

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Peach Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: We like to use chopped frozen peaches, but you can use frozen berries or whatever frozen fruit you have on hand in this ultra-quick frozen yogurt that is made without an ice cream maker. Recipe Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen peaches (about 16 ounces) 1/2 cup sugar, preferably superfine (see Note) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Recipe Steps: Combine peaches and sugar in ...