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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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on December 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Servings: 16 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including 1 hour cooling time) To Make Ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 week. | Equipment: parchment paper Recipe Description: These cereal bars are chewy, crunchy and delicious with good-for-you seeds, nuts, fruit and little explosions of chocolate. We like the flavor of dried cherries or cranberries, but any coarsely chopped dried fruit will work. Recipe Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups unsweetened puffed wheat cereal 1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped ...

Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Thanksgiving can be one of the hardest holidays for people wanting to lose weight. Food is plentiful and often soaked in butter and fat. However, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be such a difficult time. Most Thanksgiving foods are healthy but become loaded with calories and fats after preparation, requiring us to either eat them in moderation or prepare them differently. Here are some tips to limit holiday indulgence: Place brightly colored vegetables without sauce on the ...

Reimagining the Cranberry During the Holiday Season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When you think of canned cranberry sauce, images of the gelatinous, sugar laden holiday staple come to mind. But without all the added sugar, cranberries can be used to liven up a holiday meal by providing extra flavor and an assortment of health benefits. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C as well as antioxidants and have properties which may help prevent cancer, heart disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries are also effective against bacteria which cause bladder ...