Breast Cancer Awareness. Behind the Pink Sticker.
We dressed our Blue Sticker in pink, to become an ambassador for the global Pink Ribbon symbol of the fight against breast cancer. At Chiquita, we want to send a message to all women about breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection through regular mammograms that can truly save lives.
Maintaining a balanced diet is a vital part of this and Chiquita bananas are an important part of a healthy diet, as they contain fiber, vitamins, and other important nutrients.
We partner with the American Cancer Society to support Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms at all. This is why regular mammograms are so important, and at Chiquita we want to raise awareness and encourage early detection and diagnosis.
The importance of these recommendations below can be seen in the decrease in mortality rates thanks to the early discovery of breast cancer, through detection and better awareness, as well as better treatments.
Visit cancer.org/FightBreastCancer for more breast cancer information and support.
Mammograms. 7 things to know
Mammograms (breast x-rays) are the best screening tool we have to detect breast cancer early, making it easier to treat. After you and your health care professional establish a screening schedule, it’ll help to know what to expect so it can go as smoothly as possible. Here’s what you need to know:
Breast cancer awareness and banana nutrition!
These banana recipes align with the American Cancer Society’s nutrition guidelines.
There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer… but there are things you can do to help lower your risk – such as improving your diet and exercising more. At Chiquita bananas, our mission is to raise breast cancer awareness in every corner of the world, through advocating healthy diets and regular mammograms.
ACS recommends a diet that includes a variety of fruits (like bananas!) and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. A healthy diet should limit red meat, processed meats, and highly-processed foods, to help reduce the risk of cancer.