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Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops Servings: 6 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip) Recipe Description: Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat. Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 medium banana 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Recipe Steps: Place strawberries, ...

Healthy recipe: Chipotle-cheddar broiled avocado halves

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves

Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 avocado each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: In this avocado side-dish recipe, zesty avocado halves are topped with melted Cheddar cheese and broiled until golden brown. You can serve these healthy avocado halves as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak. Recipe Ingredients: 2 ripe but firm avocados, halved and pitted, skin left on 1/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 1 small chipotle chile in adobo (see Tip), minced (about 1 teaspoon), ...

Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora are Helping Sell Healthful Foods to Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Fruits and vegetables in the supermarket will soon have a new and fun look that will help motivate kids to eat more produce. Major food companies have adopted a marketing strategy that includes displaying edible stickers of children’s’ favorite characters, Elmo, SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer, on fruits and vegetables. This new marketing strategy stems from recent research showing children were twice as likely to select the produce with a popular character sticker as the ...

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 ...