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The Cancer Project Update

New Instructors, New Opportunities
Twenty-three new instructors have joined The Cancer Project in the last six months, extending the organization’s reach to five more states: Alabama, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. Not only will the important message of good nutrition spread across the United States, but also it will cross the Atlantic to reach a new population in the United Kingdom. 

ONLINE> To see the latest class offerings in your area, visit CancerProject.org/Classes.

Teaching Youth Food for Life
The best way to prevent cancer and other obesity-related diseases is to establish good eating habits early in life. The Cancer Project has started a pilot cooking and nutrition program for youth, starting with a Washington, D.C., charter school through the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP).  KIPP is a network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools that aim to prepare students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. The Cancer Project hopes the knowledge shared with the nearly 40 ninth-grade students at KIPP will help them make food choices to support their health.

‘Veggie Hunter’ PSA Tops the Charts

Veggie Hunter PSA
The Cancer Project’s humorous new “Veggie Hunter” public service announcement ranked in the top 6 percent of all TV PSAs airing nationwide, according to Nielson ratings. You can view it here: CancerProject.org/Media.

Join the New Online Forums
The Cancer Project recently launched an Alumni Network online forum for everyone who has attended Food for Life nutrition and cooking classes. The forum lets them stay connected with others and maintain the important recommended dietary changes. If you haven’t taken a class but are interested in The Cancer Project’s mission, we have a forum for you, too. Register and join others from across the country (and soon from around the world!) to discuss the practical considerations of making a healthful plant-based diet a key part of your lifestyle. Go to CancerProject.org/Forum.

Cancer Project Names Worst ‘Gourmet’ Burgers
greasy burgerFast-food chains are trying to lure in customers with “gourmet” burgers. With a staggering 1,140 calories and more saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium than anyone should eat in an entire day, Wendy’s Bacon Deluxe Triple Burger topped The Cancer Project’s list of the five most unhealthful gourmet burgers sold by fast-food chains.

Cancer Project nutrition experts analyzed premium burgers from Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Jack in the Box, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s, finding that all are high in calories and fat, and many contain ingredients (e.g., bacon and high-fat dairy products) that are associated with cancer risk.

The five worst gourmet burgers are:

Rank

Worst Gourmet Burger

Fast-Food Restaurant

1

Bacon Deluxe Triple

Wendy’s

2

The Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger

Carl’s Jr.

3

Steakhouse XT Burger

Burger King

4

Sirloin Cheeseburger

Jack in the Box

5

Angus Bacon and Cheese

McDonald’s



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