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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Recipe Description: Staples like canned black beans and frozen corn transform into spicy croquettes in mere minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, coleslaw and lime wedges. Recipe Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes 2 scallions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon chili powder, hot if desired, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado, diced Recipe Steps: Preheat oven ...