Healthy eating key to fighting cancer
FIGHTING cancer with a salad, Cancer Council WA regional education officer Shenae Norris will be demonstrating healthy recipes at the annual Daffodil Day Morning Tea in Harvey.
Ms Norris will be speaking as part of the annual morning tea fundraiser at the Harvey Community Resource Centre on August 22.
Ms Norris will be demonstrating vegetarian options people can introduce to the dinner table, reducing the amount of red and processed meat, as well as other simple lifestyle options. “It’s informing people what they can do in their everyday lifestyle,” Ms Norris said.
Ms Norris said cutting down on red and processed meat could help lower the chances of developing bowel cancer and encouraged people to introduce even just one vegetarian dinner a week.
“We’re trying to make it as realistic as possible,” she said.
“It’s showing people how easy it is to do vegetarian options.”
Ms Norris would also be talking about the importance of the free bowel cancer scanning kits, posted to those over 55, which often go unused despite bowel cancer being the second biggest cause of cancer deaths in Australia.
“This session is around why it is so important to detect it early,” she said.
Attendees are asked to make a gold coin donation with all money going towards the Cancer Council.
The morning tea begins at 10.30am and people are encouraged to bring a plate of healthy food to share.
People are asked to rsvp by August 18, with bookings available by contacting the centre on 9729 1669.