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Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus for the plan, developed in partnership among 17 federal agencies and other stakeholders. The four key components of the plan ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 8th, 2011 | No Comments »

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Looking for a vegetarian option for your next cookout? This grilled eggplant and portobello sandwich is our answer. For extra flavor, we top it with slices of garden-fresh tomato and spicy arugula. Serve with a mixed green salad. Recipe Ingredients: 1 small clove garlic, chopped 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 large ...

Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Sorbet

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Watermelon Sorbet

This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker. Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling & freezing times) To Make Ahead: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 6 cups watermelon chunks (4-pound watermelon), seeded 2 tablespoons lime juice Recipe Steps: Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: From Fat to Fit & Flab to Fab

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 13th, 2011 | 10 Comments »
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If there is a word that I despise nearly as much as the “c word” (cancer) it would have to be the word “fat.”  After losing the baby chub from early childhood I was finally at a normal weight during high school, although my 5’3” frame and body type has always been somewhat “stocky.” When I went to college I gained more than double the “Freshman 15,” mostly due to the turmoil that my family ...