Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention

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Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention –
With an Added US Perspective
(Executive Summary, PDF)

Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention – A US Perspective

About one-third of the most common cancers in the US – over 349,000 cases every year – could be prevented if we all enjoyed a healthy diet, were physically active on a daily basis and maintained a healthy weight.

This US Policy Report Executive Summary of the 2009 AICR/WCRF Policy for Cancer Prevention report outlines rational and effective public policies and programs in which all nine different actor groups – from the federal government to health and other professionals organizations to citizens – can play essential parts. It identifies policies and actions especially likely to be relevant from a US perspective.

Supported by the American Public Health Association, the US Policy Report Executive Summary points to the need for collective action.

School Food Modernization Act
Goal: Gives school districts and food service administrators the tools and resources they need to prepare meals.

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Goal: To ensure that all foods and beverages sold in schools meet strong nutrition standards to help safeguard and support the health of all school children.

Nickelodeon Campaign Letter
Goal: To stop marketing unhealthy food to children.

Getting Soda off Kids' Menus
Goal: Take soda and other sugary drinks off their children's menus.

APHA Letter of Support