The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) ( announced the winners of its 35th Annual IACP Awards on Tuesday, April 9th during a gala event ceremony at the Hyatt Embarcadero, co-hosted by chef Martin Yan and ABC’s Lori Corbin.

Winning the “Health and Special Diet” Category was the The Back in the Swing Cookbook: Recipes for Eating and Living Well Every Day After Breast Cancer, by Barbara Unell and Judith Fertig (Andrews McMeel Publishing).

More than a cookbook, it shares the essentials of what everyone needs at her fingertips every day, from recipes to research, to help take care of herself and demand the best care from her healthcare providers. The contents are based on Back in the Swing’s first decade of supporting the movement to care for this country’s nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors, protecting and improving their health after treatment.

“It is an empowering, informative everyday companion,” said Barbara Unell, founder and President of Back in the Swing USA. “We need the best trained professionals inside every medical practice in America who know how to seamlessly provide survivorship care, and we need to know what lifestyle choices we can make in between medical visits to improve and protect our health. Healthy living after breast cancer is not a matter of living scan-to-scan, blood test to blood test, waiting for information.”

Founded in 1978, The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has over 3,000 members from more than 32 countries and serves as the leading forum for culinary professionals from all backgrounds.

With more than 50 categories, this coveted awards program allows IACP to acknowledge the best of the best of the culinary industry.  Each year, IACP recognizes the world’s leading culinary professionals through seven awards programs tailored to different aspects of the culinary industry.

Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards, IACP’s Cookbook Awards have been presented for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the public’s awareness of culinary literature.

Proceeds from Cookbook sales benefit Back in the Swing USA®, a grassroots, national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting well-being after breast cancer by
 supporting education for consumers and healthcare providers; personalized, comprehensive, survivorship clinical healthcare; and academic medical research.

A new Companion Guide has been created for the Cookbook to be used in survivors care classes or as a one-on-one tool for survivorship care planning.

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