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A Healthy Diet, Regular Exercise Important Strategies for Moving the U.S. Forward

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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In Tim Karman’s recent article on the Washington Post’s Future of Food Conference, many issues which way heavily on the minds’ of policymakers and families alike were mentioned. However, the one “takeaway” that is a bright spot in an often contentious debate is the importance of eating a healthy diet, especially for children, to begin to address the alarming rates of obesity and obesity-related conditions. As Sam Kass , the assistant White House chef and ...

Healthy Recipes: Cherry-Vanilla Milkshake

Posted by PCF Admin on May 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

So thick you’ll need a straw and a long spoon to enjoy this frosty cherry-vanilla milkshake. 2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each  Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 10-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries (about 2 1/4 cups) 1 cup reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream 1 cup nonfat milk 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation Place cherries, ice cream and milk in a blender. With the tip of a sharp knife, scrape all the black paste ...

Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
A mother teaches

Brave breezes whipped around the Alviso Marina County Park, on Mother's Day weekend.  The park is the new venue for the Latinas Contra Cancer major annual fund raising event, "Walk Against Cancer", that raises awareness in the Latino community around issues of cancer.  The participants walk 3 miles from the Alviso Marina through Alviso for a commemoration of those who lost their battle and a celebration of survivorship.  The event featured many booths with health resources, give-aways, ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Posted by PCF Admin on May 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Here's a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa, whole-wheat couscous or linguine. 4 servings Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large red bell peppers, diced 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 ...