Prevent Cancer through Obesity Prevention

Half of all cancer deaths are preventable, with many tied to excess weight, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. ACS CAN is fighting to:

  • Increase weekly physical education requirements in schools, and strengthen curriculum for physical education.
  • Establish strong nutritional standards for all foods and beverages sold or served in schools
  • Increase funding for research and interventions focused on improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and reducing obesity
  • Reduce the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages, particularly towards youth