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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 ...

Congress Solved the Obesity Crisis

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 1st, 2015 | No Comments »
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This morning, Congress passed a bill to finally solve the obesity crisis in America. They voted to raise the body mass index (BMI), setting the new normal weight at 28-31.9, which were previously considered overweight or obese. Thousands of Americans once considered obese and at serious risk for several life-threatening diseases are now at their peak of health. They can continue to lead a non-active life and eat anything they wish, without the risk of ...

Foods to Help You Fight Off Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Maggie Klee on March 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Diet and proper nutrition are vital tools in helping to prevent colorectal cancer. By staying active and packing your diet full of these vitamins and minerals, you can minimize your risk of getting this deadly disease.

Decadent and Healthy Valentine’s Day Dessert

Posted by Monique Smaby on February 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Honeyed Berries Whether it is a holiday or a normal week night, healthy eating should always be a priority in your life. Surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with this elegant dark chocolate panna cotta with honeyed berries dessert. Originally made with heavy cream, you can use gelatin and yogurt instead to create a healthy version of this Italian tradition. This light and silky dessert can be made with different fruits, ...