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The first Thanksgiving meal

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Curious about how the first Thanksgiving feast may have looked like back in 1621? Some of the traditional foods have modified over the years, but many have remained the same. For starters, the Wampanoag Native people and the Pilgrims enjoyed several protein-rich meats, not just turkey, which included duck, geese, venison, cod and pigeon. The Plymouth Rock feasters also had their own versions of stuffing and gravy to accompany their meat. Mashed potatoes and sweet ...

Healthy Recipe: Butternut Squash Pilaf

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on November 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Butternut Squash Pilaf

Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Grated butternut squash adds color and nutrients to this brown rice pilaf. Greeks like to use winter squash, especially pumpkin, to make savory and sweet pies, fritters and croquettes, casseroles and myriad other dishes with fall’s telltale vegetables, but these dishes are virtually unknown outside the country. It’s traditionally made with pumpkin, but since most pumpkins in the U.S. are grown ...

Healthy Recipe: Rustic Parsley & Orzo Soup with Walnuts

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
Rustic Parsley and Orzo Soup with Walnuts

Yield: 6 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: This soup recipe is based on a traditional pasta dish that consists of lots of parsley, garlic, chopped walnuts, hot chile and olive oil, all fried up and tossed with pasta. We amped up the greens, made the pasta a nutritious supporting player and turned the recipe into a soup. It’s best served immediately, because the orzo will absorb liquid ...

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 ...