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Congressional spouses attend briefing on military health initiatives

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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On March 13, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, a program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, teamed up with leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate over 20 congressional spouses (including a primary health care doctor and a mental health professional) on the military’s Healthy Base Initiative (HBI). HBI promotes healthier living to military and civilian personnel and their families. The program responds to research indicating that obesity has become a threat to troop ...

5 tips for eating well in your 20s

Posted by Allison Godfrey, Wicked Healthy Washingtonian on March 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Eating healthy can be a challenge at any age, but it can be especially hard for us twenty somethings. Many of us are out living on our own for the first time, experiencing our first full-time jobs and trying to get a handle on how to take care of ourselves. We’re trying to figure out how to be real, legitimate “grown-ups” and a part of that is managing our health and wellness. With so much else going on, however, ...

Healthy recipe: Smoky maple-mustard salmon

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on February 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. Serve with roasted green beans and whole-wheat couscous tossed ...

Healthy recipe: Grilled chicken thighs with cucumber-mint salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: The cumin and coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only find small chicken thighs, cook 2 per person and reduce the grill time slightly. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 cups diced seeded English cucumber (about 1 large) 2. 6 ...