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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, […]

Recipe: brown sugar, cinnamon & chia seed oatmeal

Searching for an easy and delicious breakfast? Look no further! This recipe is super simple and takes less than three minutes to prepare, perfect for those whirlwind mornings. Eating a healthy diet is an important part of reducing your risk of cancer—start your day off on the right foot with a nutritious breakfast that will […]

Start your day off right

The start of a new season (hello, fall!) is the perfect time to start a new morning routine. Cultivating a good morning routine can help you feel more productive, reduce stress and set you up for success. Choosing the right routine will also help you build healthy habits that can go a long way in […]

What’s in your child’s lunchbox?

Fall brings many exciting things—cooler weather, the start of the holiday season and every parent’s favorite time of year: back to school! Readjusting your child’s schedule from lazy summer days to hectic weekday mornings can be a challenge. Between getting everyone up, dressed, fed and out the door on time, mornings are packed! But no […]