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Cocinar Para Salud (Cook for Your Life) Curriculum and Intervention

Cancer survivors can decrease their risk of cancer recurrence and also decrease their risk of chronic diseases by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and decreasing intake of saturated fat. From 2009-2011, we collaborated with the Columbia School of Public Health on the Cook for Your Life program, to develop a behavioral nutrition intervention for Hispanic women who are breast cancer survivors. Through this intervention, these Hispanic women learned cooking skills that allowed them to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables and decrease their intake of dietary fat (through smaller portions of meat, reduced amounts of fat from meats, smaller portions of dairy, and smaller amounts of fat used in cooking). Funded by the National Institutes of Health.