St. Francis teaching community to cook to prevent cancer

St. Francis teaching community to cook to prevent cancer

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - St. Francis Hospital teamed up with community leaders in an effort to show people how their nutrition can help prevent them from getting cancer.

The event is called Cooking for a Lifetime Cancer Prevention Cooking School and it aims to help provide education on colorectal, cervical and breast cancers. There is also a nutrition segment that will teach those in attendance about eating healthy and cancer prevention.

Attendees had the opportunity to discuss risk factors and screening procedures for different types of cancer.

Some of the dishes they learned to make includes a Crunchy Apple Salad, Zucchini Walnut Bread and more.

“This is very important. We need to educate our nice community and we want everybody to have healthcare to take care of themselves. So, that’s why we provide the education so they can get those means," said Rhea Bentley, county extensions director.

The free event took place Thursday, July 11 and lasted until 1:30 p.m. at Butler Pavilion at St. Francis Hospital.

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