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Diet/Nutrition: 5 Steps to Effective Cancer Control Planning

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Step 1: Assess program priorities  
  State Cancer ProfilesExternal link (CDC, NCI) - Statistics for prioritizing cancer control efforts
  Screening and Risk Factors Report: Consumed Five or More Fruits/Vegetables per Day, 18+External link
  Screening and Risk Factors Report: Overweight or obese (body mass index 25.0 kg/m2, 18+External link
Step 2: Identify potential partners
  Program Partners in Cancer Control - Contact information by state and region
  Research Partners in Cancer Control - Contact information by state and region
Step 3: Determine effectiveness of different intervention approaches
  Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (AHRQ) - Task Force recommendations on screening, counseling and medication regimens
    Healthy Diet - CounselingExternal link  
  Obesity guidelines: coming in 2004
    School-based behavioral interventions are recommended to Increase Vegetable and Fruit Consumption Among Youth  
Step 4: Find research-tested programs and products
  Research-tested Intervention Programs (NCI, SAMHSA) - Summary statements, ratings and program materials from cancer prevention and control studies
    Diet / NutritionExternal link
  Sample program:
    "CATCH" - Designed to promote healthy eating habits and increase physical activity among children and adolescents
    "Native Facets" - Designed to examine cancer risk among Native Americans through tobacco use prevention and dietary modification
    "Treatwell 5-a-Day Program" - Worksite program designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption
Step 5: Plan and evaluate your program
  Guidance for Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning (CDC) - Guidance for linking research to practice
  State Plans for Comprehensive Cancer Control
  Put Prevention Into PracticeExternal link (AHRQ) - Guidance for linking research and practice

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