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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Infographic

Posted by Will on September 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
William Mellor

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 ...

5 Tips for a Healthy Labor Day Weekend

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Labor Day is right around the corner, which means that many of you are gearing up for outdoor activities and cookouts. Here are a few tips to keep your Labor Day cookout healthy and safe! Trim the Fat If you do opt for red meat for your cookout this Labor Day, choose meats that are lean and free of any access fat. Not only can fat clog arteries, it can also increase your cancer risk. If you ...

Healthy Recipe: Tofu Parmigiana

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
Tofu Parmigiana

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu “steaks” in our revamped Parmigiana are breaded and lightly pan-fried in just a small amount of oil then topped with part-skim mozzarella, fresh basil and your favorite marinara sauce. This Italian classic will please even those who are tofu-phobic. Recipe Ingredients: 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 14-ounce package firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu, rinsed 1/4 teaspoon ...

Healthy Recipe: Charred Tomato & Chicken Tacos

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Charred Tomato and Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Charring tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet yields smoky results. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound ripe plum tomatoes cored (about 4-5) 2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided 3. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 4. Salt & freshly ground pepper 5. 1 large white onion finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 6. 2 cloves cloves garlic very finely chopped 7. 2 jalapeño peppers seeded ...