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Swap Soda for Healthy Summer Drinks

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Summer is the time of year to be outdoors, cooking out or picnicking with friends and family. The image of getting healthy is prevalent because people associate being outdoors with exercise. But did you know the food at your picnic could be contributing to the obesity epidemic? This year, as you shop for the family picnic, ditch the soda and sugar-based drinks for these healthy and delicious alternatives. Sugary drinks are a large contributor to the ...

Bright Spring Pasta Recipe

Posted by Monique Smaby on May 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Spring produce offers a delicious variety of vegetables to include in pasta dishes. Spinach, asparagus, green beans and peas are all nutritious spring vegetables that contribute to a healthy diet and pair well with pasta dishes. A healthy, balanced diet includes eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, avoid red and processed meats, limit sugary foods and minimizing alcohol consumption. Eating habits impact overall health and healthy eating habits aid in cancer ...

Lifestyle Matters Seminar on Capitol Hill

Posted by Monique Smaby on April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
CongFamilies Nutrition 3.25.15

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held an event at the U.S. Capitol in March for National Nutrition Month to focus on the important role that lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, social support and the environment play in reducing one's risk for cancer.

Setting Healthy Habits for Your Kids Now Will Pay Off In the Future

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 20th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The wellness habits and attitudes formed in childhood play a large role in a child’s future health. Today kicks off Every Kid Healthy Week, a national campaign aimed to combat childhood obesity. Why is obesity an important issue to the Prevent Cancer Foundation? We know that up to one-third of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States are related to obesity, physical inactivity and/or poor dietary habits. With over one-third of all American children ...

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