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Cancer Moonshot

The Launch of USDA's New Nutrition Research Initiative - December 5, 2022

The USDA launched the Agricultural Science Center of Excellence for Nutrition and Diet for Better Health (ASCEND for Better Health) in support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot effort to end cancer as we know it.

Launch of USDA’s New Nutrition Research Initiative - ASCEND for Better Health

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Preventing Cancer One Bite at a Time: USDA Day of Action - August 10, 2022

Community Conversations in Support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot

USDA’s Cancer Moonshot Day of Action event featured the latest science and resources on food and nutrition, and healthy eating habits to help reduce the risk of cancer and chronic disease.

Virtual Roundtable on Cutting-edge Nutrition Research and Science

  • Purpose: Showcase the latest best agriculture and nutrition science for preventing cancer and leading a healthy life free from chronic disease.
  • Session 1 Presentation (PDF)

Virtual Roundtable on Integrating Best Practices and Engaging with USDA Programs

  • Purpose: Showcase USDA and partner programs and best practices that increase community adoption of healthy eating and lifestyles, both of which have been shown to prevent cancer.
  • Session 3 Presentation (PDF)

Join the conversation!

  • Stories inspire change. Are you a cancer survivor or do you know a cancer survivor? Have you significantly changed your habits due to cancer risk, diagnosis, or other chronic disease? Share your story on social media! Snap a picture of you or a loved one cooking or enjoying a healthy meal and tag using #CancerMoonshot #USDAScience. Your story can inspire change in others.
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Cancer Moonshot Community Conversations: Preventing Cancer Through Healthy Eating