Top tips to make this school year a healthy one

For many families this is a hectic yet exciting time of the year, and a great chance to start afresh with a new healthy routine. 

Read our top tips for how to ensure your budding scientist or aspiring author gets the fuel they need to do their very best at school.

A healthy start to the day is key

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A healthy lunch box will help your child do their best at school

It’s a well known fact that eating breakfast is a great way to start … Continue Reading

Be SMART about your health with these simple steps

Take simple steps to a healthier you…

WCRF's Simple Steps leaflet can help you keep up your healthy habits

WCRF’s Simple Steps leaflet can help you keep up your healthy habits

Most of us want to be healthier but sometimes it can feel quite daunting to change our lifestyles. Often we think that we have to make drastic changes to be healthier and if we don’t achieve these goals then we can feel demotivated.

Yet the path to good health starts with a single step.

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Busting cancer myths for cancer prevention

Busting cancer myths in Manchester

As part of our on-going work to help health professionals spread the cancer prevention message, we held our first regional event for community health workers last week.

We invited health trainers, workplace health advisors, health improvement specialists, pharmacists and more to join us at our one-day event in Manchester to learn more about the challenges that they face in their work, as well as to raise awareness of cancer risk factors and share some practical ways that they can start people on their journey to better health.

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How WCRF research grants are powering cancer prevention research

Dr Graham Burdge, Reader in Human Nutrition at the University of Southampton is well acquainted with the prestigious World Cancer Research Fund Grant process.

The Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and of the Journal of Nutritional Science was a former World Cancer research Fund grant-holder and is now a Panel member, helping to decide which projects will receive funding to further cancer prevention research and lead to a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.

Here he talks about how the grant was crucial to helping him explore cancer prevention and observing how others are tackling the disease…… Continue Reading

Going the distance: Running a half marathon for cancer prevention

World Cancer Research Fund’s Health Promotion Manager Rachel Clark has decided to practise what she preaches by running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in central London in October. Read on to find out how she’s motivated herself and about her inventive ways to fundraise…

Rachel Clark is running a half marathon for cancer prevention

Rachel Clark is running a half marathon for cancer prevention

On October 12 I’ll be running my first ever half marathon for World Cancer Research Fund. I’ve set myself the challenge to complete the scenic Royal Parks … Continue Reading

Does red meat get the red light for health?

Burgers, steak and pulled pork are on trend amongst Britain’s foodies and this national meaty obsession hasn’t gone unnoticed by the media. In recent months, two of the BBC’s prime-time investigative documentary programmes – Food Inspectors and Horizon – put the magnifying glass over red meat, looking at what effect it is having on our health and the health of our planet. In case you didn’t tune in, here’s the lowdown…

Why is red meat hitting the headlines?


Very few specific foods have been categorically linked to cancer risk – either as a cause of cancer or reducing … Continue Reading

Helping nurses spread the cancer prevention message

At World Cancer Research Fund, we’re passionate about raising awareness of the ways that people can lower their cancer risk.

One of the best means of reaching the public with our cancer prevention message is through health professionals. Working with nurses, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, health trainers and others allows us to inform as many people as possible about how they can reduce their cancer risk through weight, diet and physical activity.

As part of this work, we exhibited at Nursing in Practice, one of the UK’s biggest annual conferences for primary care nurses, last week…. Continue Reading

Holiday health

Holiday health

It’s that time of year and many of us have been working hard to look and feel great in time for that long-awaited get-away.

Yet when the wait and the hard work is over you may find that the biggest threat to your slimmed-down waistline may turn out to be the holiday itself.

We’ve come up with a few helpful tips to enjoy your holiday and stay in shape. 

1. Planning is key

Plan your meals so you are not tempted by unhealthy food when you get hungry. For example, if you have a day of sight seeing … Continue Reading

Superfoods or a Superdiet?

Superfoods or a Superdiet?

If we were to believe the media reports we might think that there were certain individual foods that have the power to prevent all ills. The number of these so-called “superfoods” is on the rise; what started with blueberries is now a long list of expensive and exotic foods that are credited with health enhancing properties. Claims range from reducing cancer risk to enhancing memory and mood.

One day it may be wheatgrass and the next goji berries – but are these foods really all they are cracked up to be? Or are … Continue Reading

Healthy eating for children: Great Grub Club comes to London libraries

Healthy eating for children: Great Grub Club comes to London libraries

Over the summer, World Cancer Research Fund UK’s Great Grub Club has been visiting Hackney libraries to help children learn about healthy lifestyles.

Our education programme encourages children to eat healthily and be active through fun activities. The Great Grub Club worked with Hackney Council, in east London, to offer free, accessible sessions in local libraries for children and their parents.

Fruit salads, smoothies, fact sheets and recipe ideas were handed out at the various events throughout July and August to the delight of many … Continue Reading

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