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Health and Fitness Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Not everyone on your holiday gift list will like a gym membership or running shoes. But fear not, here are some other healthy gifts for the people you will be shopping for this holiday season. Pomegranate. An easy, inexpensive and healthy gift, the pomegranate is a traditional Christmas fruit symbolizing fertility and birth. Loaded with antioxidants and thought by many to prevent some types of cancer, pomegranates are tasty as garnishes or as a standalone snack. ...

Fruits and Vegetables Still Absent in Teen Diets

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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American teens are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported teenagers are consuming fruits and vegetables an average of 1.2 times a day, far below the recommended daily intake for adolescents of 4.5 times a day. The latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that black students consumed fruits and vegetables once a day compared to Hispanic students who consumed 1.1 servings a day and white ...

High Calorie Content in Apple Juice Poses Health Risk

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There have been recent headlines about arsenic in apple juice, but leading experts say the real problem is the juiceā€™s high sugar and calorie count. Nutritionists believe the popularity of apple juice, combined with its lackluster nutritional values, is adding to the childhood obesity epidemic and tooth decay. Some nutritionists say other juices can be just as harmful. Despite being fortified with vitamins in an attempt to balance out high calorie content, these juices can still ...

Food Heavyweights Asked to Help in Childhood Obesity Fight

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a Washington-based coalition chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama is focusing on the private sector to help stop the childhood obesity epidemic. In the past year the group has signed nearly 20 deals with the some of the biggest food companies in America. The PHA is working with companies to make it viable to offer increasingly healthy choices without hurting their bottom lines. For instance, Wal-Mart is currently working ...