When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

AICR Recipe Guidelines

What makes an AICR Recipe special?

Whether you’re a new cook, an experienced chef, or a health professional looking for delicious and healthy recipes, we have a wide variety here that were developed with cancer prevention in mind.

We guarantee that each recipe has been crafted under AICR Recommendations for Cancer Prevention and fits the New American Plate Model.

The New American Plate is AICRs plate visual to help lower your risk for cancer and other chronic disease and manage your weight. The focus of the New American Plate is that 2/3 (or more) of your plate includes vegetables, fruits whole grains or beans and 1/3 (or less) of your plate comes from animal protein.


AICRs appetizers contain a wide variety of plant forward ingredients. Research shows starting your meal with a low-calorie salad or soup can help you eat fewer calories for the entire meal. AICRs appetizers average around 150-200 calories per serving.


AICRs beverage recipes contain a variety of fruits, vegetables, teas, coffee, and reduced fat dairy. Added sugars including honey, agave syrup or other natural sweeteners are kept to a minimum. We aim to meet the National Dietary Guidelines which recommends to limit added sugars to 10% or less of total calories.


AICR breakfast recipes contain a bevy of nutrients, fiber and plant compounds to help provide energy throughout the day. Recipes include a variety of whole grains, fruit, vegetable, lean proteins and dairy. AICR breakfast recipes average around 300-500 calories per serving.


AICR’s appetizer soups average 100-200 calories per serving. Main course soups are created to fit within a meal of 400-700 calories. Soups are cooked with minimal sodium content and flavored with plant-based herbs and spices which include cancer-fighting phytochemicals.


AICR’s salads contain a variety of color, texture and cancer fighting nutrients, Salads include vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds. AICR’s appetizer or side salads contain about 150-200 calories per serving. Main course salads fit into a meal averaging around 400-700 calories and contain both animal and plant proteins and vegetables.


AICR has a variety of entrée recipes which follow the New American Plate model where focus of the meals are plant based and there is little animal protein. AICR has a wide range of entrée recipes averaging around 400-700 calories per serving.

  • Vegetarian Dishes: Provides a good source of protein per servings to help keep you satisfied and energized. AICRs Vegetarian entrees provide at least 10g of protein per serving.
  • Fish/seafood Dishes: Primarily uses fish that is considered sustainable.
  • Poultry Dishes: Typically served without skin to keep
  • Red Meat Dishes: uses leanest cuts of meat with serving size of 3 ounces or less (cooked).

Vegetable Sides:

AICR’s vegetable sides emphasize a variety. They may include fresh, frozen or canned vegetables (no salt added or drained and rinsed). Vegetables sides are colorful and provide a variety of nutrients.

Grains (Pasta/Rice/Breads):

AICR’s grain dishes primarily use 100% whole grains. Most breads and other baked goods will use at least one-half whole grain flour with addition of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.