Healthy eat­ing key to fight­ing can­cer

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - David Charlesworth

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.

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