National Cancer Control Month & National Minority Health Month

National Cancer Control Month and Minority Health Month- cook for your life

Time and time again, amidst fad diets and diets that promise to “cure” cancer, we at Cook for Your Life remain true to the idea that the first step to healthy eating is cooking at home – an following the simple AICR guidelines make it a lot easier to eat healthfully.

Whether you’re interested in cancer prevention or are a survivor, you’ll see that the AICR dietary guidelines for cancer prevention and for cancer survivors are exactly the same. They both include eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They also recommend staying lean by exercising, limiting red meat consumption, limiting alcohol consumption, and of course, avoiding smoking or chewing tobacco altogether.

April is also National Minority Health Month. It’s important to recognize the disparities in health in the United States and to make sure our programs are not only available to everybody but that we put on programs that cater to specific cultures and groups. Before Cook for Your Life was acquired by Fred Hutch in 2019, our previous research studies with Columbia University had focused on Latina Breast Cancer Survivors. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Latinas, and our studies have found that our teaching method helped the study participants make positive sustainable dietary changes.

We are proud to have translated the website into Spanish, which you can browse here. Our Spanish Youtube channel is also a great spot to look and learn how to create healthy meals.

Cancer Control and Minority Health go hand in hand and will continue to be an essential part of our mission and influence our goals as an organization.

Registered Dietitian Approved

There are many misconceptions about nutrition and cancer in widespread media. By using current scientific literature, plus recommendations of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society, our Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, and our team of editors work to help our readers discern truth from myth.

The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult your physician or registered dietitian for specific medical advice.

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