United States: American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society
5 a Day for Better Health
Country: United States
Main Contact: Colleen Doyle
Title: Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity


American Cancer Society, Inc.
250 Williams Street, 6th floor
Atlanta, GA
30303  United States
Phone: 1-404-329-7575




Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that dietary habit affect cancer at many sites. We know that improving our nutrition decreases our risk of developing certain types of cancer.

If Americans ate a healthy balanced diet that emphasized plant foods and maintained a healthy weight, as many as one-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented.

Eating 5 or more servings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day is part of an essential plan for healthier living. That's because deeply hued fruits and vegetables provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health and energy levels, protect against the effects of aging, and reduce the risk of cancer.

To learn more about 5 A Day visit www.5ADay.org.