Category Archives: Eat Right

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Update 4-21-15

We’re in the 6th week the challenge, up to 1.164 hours of logged activity and Canyon Crest decided to keep the lead. Although the lead hasn’t changed since last week, Downtown has certainly stepped up their efforts. The Downtown neighborhood squeezed into second place this week forcing the Arlington neighborhood into 3rd place. Looks like we’ve got some healthy competition going on. You’re doing great!

Activity Chart 4-21-15

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Update 4-14-15

We are officially in the 5th week of the Start RIGHT Challenge and as you can see, you’ve been VERY busy. Almost 1,000 hours of activity has been logged! I’d also like to note that Canyon Crest is back in the lead. Apparently the Canyon Crest and Arlington neighborhoods are quite competitive. I think it’s time one of the other neighborhoods steps up with some serious hours and shakes things up a bit. Get your neighborhood together for a group bike ride, basketball game, tennis match or even go roller skating/ice skating :-) Get creative with your activities and invite others to join.

Activity Chart  4-14-15

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Update 4-8-15

We are in our 4th week of the challenge and have close to 850 hours of logged activities!!! Way to go :-)  As you can see in the chart below, Arlington has taken the lead for the most active neighborhood. Keep up the good work and check back soon for more updates.

Activity Chart 4-8-15

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Challenge Updated 3.24

We are now in the second week of the Challenge and Riversiders have logged over 400 hours of physical activity. Check out the graph below to see where your neighborhood stacks up:


Challenge 3.24

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2015 Challenge Information

The Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge will be starting on March 14th, 2015!

Join us for the kickoff event and Walk with the Mayor from 9am to 12pm at Ryan Bonaminio Park in Riverside.Flier, Family Diabetes, English and Spanish 2015_Page_1

The Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge is a city-wide, healthy-living campaign and challenge that aims to increase health knowledge and access to fitness and educational opportunities for Riverside Residents. The Challenge is completely FREE for people who live and work in Riverside to take part in! Residents who participate in the challenge have a chance to win a grand prize of $500. This year those that complete the challenge, by having both an entry weigh-in and exit weigh-out, are entered in a drawing to win $300. We will be giving away two $300 prizes.

In addition, the neighborhood who logs the most activity in 2015 will be crowned “Riverside’s Fittest Neighborhood” by Mayor Rusty Bailey.

Who is eligible? 

Anyone who lives or works in the City of Riverside is eligible to enter the challenge. You will be asked to provide your address upon signing up for the Challenge through the MyPassport App. 

How can I sign up for the Challenge?

Signing up for the challenge is easy! Just go to the MyPassport App and enter your information! If you would like to be eligible to win prizes, you will need to have an official weigh-in and weigh-out. Weigh-ins will be conducted starting on March 14 at the Start R.I.G.H.T. kickoff at Ryan Bonaminio Park in Riverside from 9 am to 12 pm. If you cannot make the event, please schedule a weigh-in on the week of March 16 to March 20 with Riverside Community Health Foundation by calling 951.788.3471! All participants must have an official weigh-in by March 20 at 5 pm to be eligible for cash prizes.

Children, under the age of 18, do not need an official weigh-in to participate. We ask that they simply sign-up via the MyPassport App (after getting permission from their parents of course!) and sign-up. Super easy!

How can I win prizes?

Only adults, over the age of 18, are eligible to win cash prizes. The adult who loses the most weight, by percent of overall body weight, will win $500. Those adult participants who complete an official weigh-in and weigh-out from designated Start R.I.G.H.T. staff will also be entered in a drawing to win $300. Two $300 prizes will be given away. Weigh-ins will be conducted starting on March 14, 2015 at the Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge kickoff event at Ryan Bonaminio Park in Riverside from 9 am to 12 pm. If you are unable to make this event, please schedule a weigh-in with Riverside Community Health Foundation the following week ( March 16 to 20) by calling 951.788.3471.

In addition, we will be awarding $500 to the school whose student’s log the most activity time during the Challenge. And, the Neighborhood that logs the most minutes of activity during the challenge will win the title of Riverside’s Fittest Neighborhood!

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And First Place Goes To…

Congratulations to all the contestants who participated in the 2014 Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge!

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Challenge Update — Date Change


We’ve changed the date of this year’s challenge from January 25 to March 29! We are excited for all the advancements this extra time will allows for. Please keep checking back here, you’ll notice our web address is now, for news. We appreciate your patience through this entire process and can’t wait to Start R.I.G.H.T. with you in March! Start RIGHT, Riverside, CA, Challenge

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Shop Your Age: Choosing Food That Fits

Article by Bonnie Taub-Dix via U.S. News HealthBoy with apple

Remember your grandmother or mother telling you to eat your broccoli or drink your milk so you’d grow big and strong? They might have been doing more than encouraging you to clean your plate. Research suggests we should eat according to our age — find out more below!

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The Truth About Organics — Goodwin’s Food Tasting Event

Article by Matthew Carter via

Attention all food lovers! On Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30pm, Goodwin’s Orgainic Food and Drinks will be offering a class, a tour of their store AND an awesome food tasting. I don’t know about everyone else, but they had me at food.

Goodwin’s Orgainic Food and Drinks is the first of its kind in California to be completely and thoroughly organic. So come on down, on November 28th to 191 West Springs Rd, Riverside, CA 92507. Entry is $15 for members and first time visitors, this will cover both the tasting and a meal. So go ahead and sign up at or call 951-259-5198, you won’t want to miss out on something this spectacular!

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Sweet Surprise or Health Demise?

The Truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup

Article by: Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian via

Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people think it’s different and prefer to avoid it. Others say that it’s no different than other sugars, but we should be limiting our intake of all sugars anyway. So either way, most people think it’s good to cut back on all sweeteners, regardless of type.I once believed that HFCS was different, and therefore a key player in the obesity crisis. But after reviewing the published, peer-reviewed scientific research on HFCS, today my view is different.
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