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The Cancer Project Update

Jennifer LandonJennifer Landon Honors Her Father, Michael Landon
During the holiday season, three-time Emmy Award-winner Jennifer Landon launched a public awareness campaign in support of The Cancer Project. Jennifer’s father, actor Michael Landon, who starred in Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and other hit shows, died in 1991 of pancreatic cancer. November was National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and Jennifer asked supporters to join her in making a generous gift to The Cancer Project. Jennifer also recorded a new Cancer Project public service announcement. Thankfully, more and more people are realizing the power of their plates—more than 25,000 people have joined forces in more than 80 cities across the country to support The Cancer Project and to learn about the link between nutrition and cancer. But as demand for this knowledge increases, so does our need for your support. To make a donation or tribute gift in honor of a loved one, visit CancerProject.org/Support.

The Cancer Project’s Nutrition and Cooking Program Continues to Grow
This fall, 12 new instructors joined The Cancer Project’s Food for Life team. On a mission to reach more communities across the country, the new instructors are eager to empower cancer survivors, friends, and family with cooking skills and lifesaving nutrition knowledge. To become a Food for Life cooking instructor, please visit CancerProject.org/Careers.

the Cancer Survivor's Guide

The Cancer Project’s New Book on Foods for Cancer Survival
The Cancer Project’s new book, The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods That Help You Fight Back, updates the popular Survivor’s Handbook and includes hundreds of new recipes, a nutrition and cooking DVD companion presentation, and the latest research on using foods to prevent cancer and improve survival. To order, visit CancerProject.org.

Five Worst Value Menu Items Revealed
Wendy’s introduced the dollar menu 20 years ago, and other fast-food chains have followed suit. Unfortunately, high-fat, high-cholesterol items dominate value menus, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

Cancer Project dietitians analyzed the value menu offerings at five fast-food chains: Wendy’s, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Jack in the Box.

Jack in the Box’s Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, a $1 sandwich with a hamburger patty and hefty helpings of cheese and mayo-onion sauce, topped the list because it has 23 grams of fat, 860 milligrams of sodium, and bacon, a processed meat associated with increased colorectal cancer risk.

Rank

Worst Value Menu Item

Fast-Food Restaurant

1

Junior Bacon Cheeseburger

Jack in the Box

2

Cheesy Double Beef Burrito

Taco Bell

3

Breakfast Sausage Biscuit

Burger King

4

McDouble

McDonald’s

5

Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger

Wendy’s



 

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