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More Fruity Friday winners!

Fruity Friday photo winner

First up, a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s ‘Go Bananas on Fruity Friday’ campaign!

The idea behind the campaign is simple: all you have to do is wear a yellow item of clothing, be it a wig, yellow T-shirt or even a banana costume, and make a donation to WCRF.

We also held a competition to send in your ‘Go Bananas on Fruity Friday’ photos.

The big winners are:

1st place: Paydens chemist, Rochester, Kent

2nd place: Decora Blind Systems Limited, Lisburn, … Continue Reading

Obesity and breast cancer media coverage

Newspapers: reporting cancer risk

Newspapers and cancer risk

You might have seen an article in the Metro today about a new study suggesting that overweight girls may be at lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

The cancer prevention Policy Report World Cancer Research Fund published last year made recommendations for the media and, to be fair, this article has at least put this study into context.

After all, it does get across the point that, looking at all … Continue Reading

Getting married? Support WCRF with your wedding favours.

Wedding favours for cancer prevention

I really like this lovely idea. For any couples out there who are about to tie the knot, why not give your guests a meaningful keepsake with our unique charity wedding favours?

Ordering WCRF charity pin badges to use as wedding favours on your special day is a wonderful way to help WCRF prevent cancer.

By making a donation of £1.50 per guest you will receive a pin badge for each guest and complimentary table cards (15cm x 10.5cm, black font on white card) … Continue Reading

Healthy lunchboxes

Healthy lunches

Healthy lunches

There is an interesting article on the BBC website about how parents want more advice on how to prepare healthy school lunches.

At World Cancer Research Fund we have a page on our website with suggestions for how to make a healthy school lunchbox.

Also, last year we issued a press release urging parents not to put ham in their children’s lunchboxes, which was covered by the BBC, among others. According to a Food Standards Agency survey from … Continue Reading

Our recipe of the week: Wimbledon strawberry, mint and melon salad!

After a long day of tennis (or any physical activity for that matter), there is nothing quite as refreshing as fresh fruit. In the spirit of Wimbledon, we are featuring our strawberry, mint, and melon salad as our recipe of the week. Strawberries are a great source of vitamins C and B and contain potassium, iron, fibre and antioxidants. This year, instead of strawberries & cream and a glass of Pimms, why not try this easier-on-the-waist alternative?

Wimbledon strawberry, mint and melon salad

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Play your way to better health

It’s that time of year again….yes, the Wimbledon tournament has started!

This summer get inspired by the likes of Venus and Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick and head to your local court. Research shows that by doing 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, you can reduce your chances of developing cancer.

Nearly a quarter of adults in the UK are obese, and it is predicted that this number will keep rising unless we make changes to our daily lifestyle choices, such as keeping active. Research has shown that maintaining a healthy … Continue Reading

WCRF supports National Breastfeeding Awareness Week

This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week and a great opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and to support mothers.

Scientists have found consistent evidence that breastfeeding protects against premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer. Based on this scientific evidence, one of our 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention is that women should aim to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months, and then continue with complementary breastfeeding after that. This is in line with advice from the Department of Health and the … Continue Reading

Health Watchdog Publishes Guidelines to Reduce Heart Disease

A report published today by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) gives recommendations for the prevention of heart disease. The guidance is for government, the NHS, local authorities, industry and all those whose actions influence the population’s cardiovascular health.

Among other things, the report calls for a reduction in salt intake and saturated fat, as well as extending TV advertising scheduling restrictions on food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar up to 9pm. The report has been covered by the BBC Website and the Guardian as well as others.

Many of … Continue Reading

Today is WCRF’s Memorial Day

Today we at World Cancer Research Fund are remembering those who have lost their lives to cancer. At today’s rate, 1 in 3 people will develop cancer during their lifetime, of which 1 in 4 people will pass away from the disease.

The good news is that scientists now estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by following a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

This Memorial Day give the gift of flowers. Visit our online Wildflower meadow and dedicate a flower to … Continue Reading

Support our Wildflower memorial appeal.

This summer we are holding our memorial day on 21 June for all those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

To mark this special day we are giving our supporters the opportunity to buy a flower from our online Wildflower meadow and, in tribute, name the flower after a friend or family member lost to or affected by cancer.

By buying a flower you will be contributing to our vital cancer prevention work.

If you would prefer to make a telephone donation towards our Wildflower Appeal, please don’t hesitate … Continue Reading

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