Start learning about the relationship between nutrition and cancer risk. Discover how everyday dietary decisions can affect your health, and find out how to take a proactive approach to managing your risk for cancer.
Being active and managing your weight can play a huge role in minimizing your risk for cancer. Get educated about weight management, and learn how to make the small changes that can make big differences in your health.
12 Weeks to a Healthier You
The New American Plate Challenge
Want to get everyone in the family eating better? Help your household live healthier by signing up for AICR’s New American Plate Challenge. This twelve-week interactive program is led by a team of AICR’s Registered Dietitians and lets you enjoy the camaraderie of an engaged community. As you move through the challenges you’ll be given frequent health and lifestyle tips, and will be supported in your goals with additional resources and accountability.
Understand What You Eat
AICR Food Facts
Look up your favorite foods and find new additions for your grocery list in AICR’s Food Facts library. Learn how certain foods fight cancer, identify ingredients to have in moderation and get ideas for recipes and meal planning.
Red and Processed Meats
Eating meat can be a good way to get protein, vitamins, and minerals – but too much red meat increases your risk of cancer. Understanding the alternatives and replacing some red meat servings with other protein sources will help you develop meal plans for improved long-term health.
Alcohol and Cancer Risk
While many Americans know that heavy drinking can lead to health problems, awareness is limited regarding the link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk. Even small amounts of alcohol can increase your cancer risk. For cancer prevention: it’s best not to drink.
Sugar and Cancer Risk
Eating a diet that is high in sugar can lead to a number of health issues including diabetes, organ problems, and excess weight – all of which can put you at a greater risk for cancer. Learn about the link between sugar and cancer risk, and make smart decisions about eating foods that are high in sugar.