Category Archives: Eat Right Articles

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How much exercise does it take to burn off a Thanksgiving Dinner?


We all need days to indulge and Thanksgiving is a great day to do it! You don’t need to feel guilty about eating potatoes and macaroni & cheese tomorrow — enjoy every bite. But, for those that are curious, the posted this fun infograph about how much exercise you need do to burn off some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods. Take it to the gym with you on Friday to ramp-up your post-feast workout.

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MyPlate Gets a Holiday Makover


MyPlate, which illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image, gets a pretty cute holiday makeover for Thanksgiving. Check it out below! (If you are having trouble viewing the image, click here.)

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Diabetes Seminars Coming to Downtown Riverside

via Riverside Community Diabetes Collaborative 

For the last three years, RCDC has brought a special educational seminar to the Riverside Community focusing on the emotional impact of diabetes. This year’s seminar, which will be held in both English & Spanish, is called Diabetes, Food and the Holidays: Preparing for the Perfect (Emotional) Storm. The seminar will cover both the physical and emotional aspects of managing diabetes during the upcoming holiday season and will feature a panel presentation by a motivational speaker, registered dietitian, and therapist.

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Karla Adams Health Fair this Weekend! (10/12)

via Karla Adams Fitness CorporationKarla Adams, Fitness, Health, Riverisde

Karla Adams 3rd Annual Health Fair is this weekend (10/12) at Riverside Plaza. Come out for a day of health and fun. A message from Karla with more details about the event is below.

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Healthy Foods: Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Your Next Bite

By Robin Allen, Certified Nutrition Specialist 

There is a big push in our society to reduce obesity. Or is there?  Lots of new foods and snacks are being created and marketed as “healthy”.   Many of these so called “healthy” foods do very little to conquer the major challenges that confront us, which is obesity, illness and disease.  Don’t believe the hype.


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Arlanza Community Fair Oct. 5th!

via Riverside Community Health Foundation 

October 5, 2013 / 11 am to 3 pm
Free & Open to Everyone

Riverside Community Health Foundation and the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department team up for their Annual Arlanza Family Health fair this coming Saturday at Bryant Park! Everyone is welcome!

The day will include:

Children’s Activities
Carnival Games – Face Painting – Riverside – Police K-9 – Super Nutricia – City of Riverside Fire Department
and more!

Music & Entertainment
Ballet Folklórico de Riverside – Zumba – Arthritis- Foundation Exercise Program – Bryant Park Dance Team – Tai Chi and more!

Free Health Screenings
Dental – Vision – Body Fat – Hemoglobin – Blood Pressure -Glucose – Spine – Massage and more!

Community Information Booths
Health Coverage – Nutrition – Youth Development -Mental Health – After School Programs – Higher Education – Substance Abuse – Breast & Cervical Health – Support Services for Seniors – Child Care Resources – Family Guidance Counseling – Citizenship – Police Safety
and much more!

Bryant Park

7950 Philbin Ave,. Riverside 92503
Information: 951.788.3471

Download the event flier here: English Spanish/Español

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Riverside Neighborhood Conference

via City of Riverside 

2013 Riverside Neighborhood Conference

Join your neighbors at Riverside Neighborhood Partnerships 2012 Riverside Neighborhood Conference! The event will be held on October 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a variety of workshops designed to build strong neighborhoods with focuses like relationship building, neighborhood organizing and enhancing social capital. There will also be activities for children and interactive booths. In fact, Start RIGHT will be presenting, so stop by and see us!

The day will start with a walk around the RCC campus lead by Mayor Bailey.

For more info, contact 951.826.2390 or


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RCC Community Garden Grand Opening!

via Wood Streets Green Team

Riverside Community College Community Garden Grand Opening

Support students at Riverside Community College as they open their new Community Garden! The opening event will feature tasty treats, live music, and information about how you can become a member or get your own plot. Everyone is welcome! The event will be held on the RCC campus on Saturday, September 21 from 5 to 8 p.m.


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Halt the Salt!

via The Drs 

A great visual about what happens in your body when you eat to much salt!