Blog posts matching "Healthy Eating and Active Living"

March 22, 2016

What's on the Menu: Policies that Foster Healthy Living

Cancer is a ubiquitous foe, and it can be cruelly indiscriminate. However, there are things a person can do to reduce his or her risk of developing cancer and focusing on healthy eating and active living are among the best. Since March is National Nutrition Month, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the important policies ACS CAN supports that help make it easier for children and adults to eat a healthy diet and keep their weight in check.

December 17, 2015

Guest Post: It's Not Harder Than Cancer: A Survivor's Perspective on Healthy Eating and Active Living

For Americans who do not use tobacco, diet, weight and physical activity level are the leading risk factors for cancer. There is also growing evidence that a healthy weight, good nutrition and regular physical activity improve health outcomes and quality of life for those undergoing cancer treatment, and reduce the risk of recurrence for cancer survivors. ACS CAN advocates for legislation and policies that promote healthy eating and active living. On Dec. 10, ACS CAN, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) hosted a policy seminar on nutrition and physical activity interventions for cancer survivors.

September 9, 2015

Cancer Prevention Just Steps Away

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is on a mission to get individuals and communities to put their best foot forward to find ways to increase how much we walk and in turn improve our collective health. Today, the Surgeon General released Step It Up! The Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities that addresses some of the key barriers to Americans having equal access to walkable communities.

August 15, 2013

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

Unfortunately, for most of you the answer to the question above is Š—“not well.Š— According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, many state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only generate new revenue and long-term health savings, but also save lives.