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Kid-friendly healthy recipe: ultra-crispy baked chicken nuggets

With so many families staying home right now, prioritizing healthy eating can seem more challenging than ever. Fast and easy doesn’t always translate to healthy. Added with the extra challenge of pleasing young palates, the urge to give in to pizza or takeout is hard to resist. When I came across a recipe that promised […]

Staff picks: our favorite healthy recipes

Did you make a resolution this year to eat healthier? One of the hardest parts of adopting better eating habits is finding nutritious meals that are also delicious—and don’t take too much time to prepare. Our team rounded up some of their favorite healthy recipes to help get you out of your rut. Do you […]

Meet Alicia: Singer, five-time GDQ participant and health advocate

I’ve spent my life focused on three major things: singing, playing video games and food. I started singing professionally when I was 15 and got a bachelor’s in fine arts in Vocal Performance in 2009 from the University of Minnesota. When I wasn’t making music, I could be found planted in front of a screen […]

Celebrate Halloween with a healthy twist

Americans will spend more than $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year, nearly as much as they’ll spend on costumes. That’s pretty scary! Even though we know sugar contributes to obesity and obesity is linked to increased cancer risk, it’s hard to avoid sweets on special occasions. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about […]

How simple dietary changes may help improve our odds against cancer

Nadja Pinnavaia, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Plantable, a wellness platform that makes it simple and easy to change dietary habits. After her mother-in-law’s cancer diagnosis, she began researching food and nutrition in search of solutions beyond chemotherapy. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing her story to help others understand how much lifestyle factors, […]

Get served: How to fit more fruits and veggies into your diet

Despite our parents’ pleas to “eat your fruits and veggies,” most Americans don’t consume the recommended amounts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults should eat 1½-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, and kids should eat 1-2 cups of fruit and 1-3 cups of vegetables a […]

Go green this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to get decked out in green—whether you’re born Irish or just want to join in on the fun! However, the day is often associated with some unhealthy habits that can derail your health goals and increase your cancer risk, like drinking heavily or eating foods high in fat […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of Dr. Paul Talalay, pioneer in nutrition as cancer prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® was saddened to learn of Dr. Paul Talalay’s death. Dr. Talalay was an endocrinologist who foresaw that food nutrients could reduce cancer risks long before most of his colleagues understood some cancers are preventable. The Foundation was a supporter of his work, funding some of his initial research on the benefits […]

5 healthy Thanksgiving hacks

Thanksgiving is a holiday many of us look forward to every year. Between catching up with friends and family, eating amazing food and watching the parade, there’s a little something for everyone. But Thanksgiving can also wreak havoc on our healthy habits. According to the Calorie Control Council, a typical Thanksgiving dinner can contain more […]

4 tips to help you have a healthier Halloween

October 31 is a day that most of us look forward to every year, between playing dress-up, having fun with friends and family and enjoying yummy treats. But Halloween can also reinforce unhealthy habits that increase cancer risk, like poor diet and weight gain. Obesity among young people has tripled over the last 30 years, […]