Danville, VA - Eating healthy is always important, but some foods can actually help you reduce your risk of getting cancer.
One organization in Danville is teaching the community about it.
The Cancer Resource Center of Southern Virginia held their monthly program called, Keeping Well in Mind, Body and Spirit. Thursday, they focused on how to eat healthy on a budget.
"You hear a lot about how your lifestyle affects your cancer risk, your cancer prevention, and also your cancer survival. One of the huge risk factors for cases of cancer is obesity, so anytime that you are reducing the amount of fat and amount of calories that you're eating, you're less likely to become overweight or obese," said Ratia Kirby, a nutritionist.
The organization will hold their next program on September 15.