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.

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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.

Take a pledge to support cancer prevention and healthy survivorship.

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 and healthy survivorship 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.

Appetizers:

AICR’s appetizers contain a wide variety of plant forward ingredients and average around 150-200 calories per serving.

Beverages:

AICR’s 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 that recommend limiting added sugars to 10% or less of total calories.

Breakfast:

AICR’s 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, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and reduced fat dairy. AICR’s breakfast recipes average around 300-500 calories per serving.

Soups:

Soup recipes use minimal sodium and are flavored with plant-based herbs and spices that include cancer-fighting phytochemicals. AICR’s appetizer-size soups average 100-200 calories per serving. Main course soups are created to fit within a meal of 400-700 calories that contain both animal and plant proteins and vegetables.

Salads:

AICR’s salads contain a variety of color, texture and cancer fighting nutrients. Salads include vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. AICR’s 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.

Entrees:

AICR has a variety of entrée recipes that follow the New American Plate model where the 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: Provide a good source of protein per serving to help keep you satisfied and energized. AICR’s vegetarian entrées typically provide around 10g of protein per serving.
  • Fish/Seafood Dishes: Primarily use fish that is considered sustainable.
  • Poultry Dishes: Typically served without skin.
  • Red Meat Dishes: Use lean cuts of meat.

Vegetable Sides:

AICR’s vegetable sides emphasize a variety of options. They may include fresh, frozen or canned vegetables (no salt added or drained and rinsed). Vegetable 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 good recipes use at least one-half whole grain flour with the addition of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for added fiber and nutrient benefits.

New: Recipes for Survivors:

AICR has added new recipes that were specifically developed to help cancer patients and survivors undergoing treatment to maintain a healthy diet. Eating healthy can help prevent weight loss and lack of appetite. These recipes were developed to address common side effects of cancer treatments such as swallowing difficulties, mouth pain, changes in taste, diarrhea, dry mouth and sweet aversions.

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