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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Infographic

Posted by Will on September 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
William Mellor

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of obesity through healthy lifestyle choices is key to rolling back this serious threat to children and their parents. To mark ...

Healthy Recipe: Charred Tomato & Chicken Tacos

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Charred Tomato and Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Charring tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet yields smoky results. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound ripe plum tomatoes cored (about 4-5) 2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided 3. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 4. Salt & freshly ground pepper 5. 1 large white onion finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 6. 2 cloves cloves garlic very finely chopped 7. 2 jalapeño peppers seeded ...

Healthy Recipe: Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on July 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
Green Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: This lively salad captures the essence of early summer with ripe strawberries, chives and baby spinach. To make it a meal, top it with grilled chicken breast. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or brown sugar 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 3 cups baby spinach 3 cups watercress, tough stems removed 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh ...

Healthy Recipes: Sesame Chicken Cucumber Noodle Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on June 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Sesame Chicken Cucumber Noodle Salad

Yield: 12 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each Servings: 12 Prep Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the salad for up to 1 day or prepare the dressing (Step 2), cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days; thin with a little water as needed.   Recipe Description: This sesame chicken and noodle salad couldn’t be simpler to make. It’s a refreshing dish to serve on a hot summer’s night or bring it to your ...