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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Meat and Cancer

Consumption of meat increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.
This was reported on Good Morning America this morning. The suggestion is that parents should not be packing their kids' lunchboxes with slices of deli meat, since deli meat is high in sodium and saturated fat.

Alternatives suggested: Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat. Or how about a sandwich with hummus and avocado? Or perhaps Tofurky?

Want more lunchbox ideas?
Vegan Lunch Box or Vegcooking are great resources.
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Anonymous said...

You preach it, girl! (I just love your site so much.) -victoria

Urban Environmentalist said...

Yuck - deli meat! It is so sad that many children can no longer bring peanut butter sandwiches to school because of peanut allergies. I grew up on those!!!!

The MSILF said...

I'm going to share my various names for fake meat products:



Zeef (this we use as a joke on the Hebrew, because there's "beef" and then Zi'ef is faked or forged) for the ground up type fake meat