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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cancer Fighting Cupboard: Don't Go Nuts, Go Green

Content for this post provided by Joan Karnell Cancer Center.

Many studies suggest that fresh foods can help reduce a person's risk of developing cancer. For those who don’t have a green thumb or who spent the whole winter hibernating, there are many ways to eat fresh.

Don't be confused by the increasing popularity of the “local food” movement. The nutritionists at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital have discovered some great sites for learning about local fresh foods that support sustainable agriculture. The "local food" movement supports farm products raised within a 150-mile radius of Philadelphia.  

Those leading the movement hope that supporting sustainable agriculture becomes both ecologically sound and economically viable, as well as a socially responsible way of agricultural production and distribution.

To learn more about the "local food" movement, visit Eat Local Philly or be on the look out for the “Local Food Guide for Philadelphia,” produced by Grid magazine and Fair Food Philadelphia, the guide features a who’s who of the home grown movement from the nearest farm stand to the premier restaurants. 

Many popular restaurants in Philadelphia, as well as the city’s neighboring counties, support the local food movement.

Taking a trip? Eat well wherever you may be vacationing by using the Eat Well Guide online list of places to use sustainable food.

Staying local? Find out what’s in season before your next grocery shopping.

Upcoming Springtime Cooking Program
If you enjoy watching the Food Network, you will enjoy the Joan Karnell Cancer Center's spring cooking program! Sit back and enjoy the scents and flavors of seasonal dishes with cancer fighting properties.

What: Springtime Sustainability: Cooking Nutritious, Delicious and Local Food
Where: Joan Karnell Cancer Center, 1st floor Conference Room
When: Wednesday, April 27, 5 to 7 pm
       Thursday, April 28, 2 to 4 pm

To register, please call Debra DeMille, MS, RD, CSO, at 215-829-6560 or Carly Roop, RD, CSO, at 215-829-6737.
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