Evidence on Cancer Risks Should be Integrated into Dietary Guidelines, Says AICR

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What are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) come together to release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines serve as a set of recommendations to help Americans make better choices when it comes to what they feed themselves and their families. By law, these guidelines also serve as the basis of all federal food and nutrition policy programs.

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Play Ball! AICR’s Guide to Cancer Prevention at the Ballpark

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Summer is heating up, and so is baseball season. From little league games to professional stadiums, baseball is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Here, AICR breaks down some of the most popular ballpark foods and offers some healthier alternatives to make sure you cover all the bases in eating a delicious, cancer-protective diet.

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How Gardening Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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With the weather warming and the days becoming longer, we begin breaking out of our homes and shaking off the last dregs of winter. Americans enjoy a renewed interest in outdoor activities with the warmer weather—and while there’s no shortage of outdoor activities, gardening is one that can help boost physical activity levels as well as the number of veggies on your plate.

Gardening is a wonderful activity because it’s scaleable—if you have a small space, like an apartment, you can use window boxes to grow smaller plants like herbs, or find a community garden that has a plot that you can use. If your space is larger, you can grow vegetables like peppers and eggplants, and you might even want to try fruits like strawberries.

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