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Is social networking the new handy weight loss tool?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In case you needed another reason to use social media, researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that using a Twitter support group may help individuals achieve those challenging weight loss goals. The study’s findings showed that those who participated in a weight loss program overall lost more weight when they used the site to receive and share information and encouragement. The research team found that every 10 tweets corresponded with about 0.5 ...

Healthy recipe: Mini mushroom-&-sausage quiches

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on December 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
Mini Mushroom-&-Sausage Quiches

Servings: 12 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Individually wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, remove plastic, wrap in a paper towel and microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds. Recipe Description: These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets. Turkey sausage and sauteed mushrooms keep them light and savory. Small and satisfying, they’re also a good finger food for ...

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 ...