Category Archives: Vegetarian

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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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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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UPCOMING CLASS: How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Naturally

via Necessary Nutrition

Sugar Cubes

Riverside, CA–The Necessary Nutrition Academy presents:  How to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Naturally.  This class will take place Saturday, July20th, 10:00am at 3985 University Ave, Riverside, CA.  Registration is $20 and includes lunch. To register call 951-259-5198 or visit

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Healthy 4th of July!

via multiple sites

Watermelon on table

Grilling holidays, like Memorial Day and the upcoming 4th of July, tend to have high-calorie menus between the hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and salsa, potato salad, and desserts upon desserts. But, as we like to remind you here at, it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve found the best healthy 4th of July recipes for you and compiled them below. Enjoy and Happy 4th!

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Healthy Cooking and Meal Prep Classes Offered in Riverside

via Necessary Nutrition

For Immediate ReleaseStrawberries

Riverside, CA—The Necessary Nutrition Academy will hold two cooking and healthy meal prep classes this month; The Cancer Fighting Cooking Class on Saturday, June 22nd, 10am and Healthy Cooking Made Simple, Wednesday, June 26th 6pm.  Classes are held at 3985 University Ave, Riverside.  Registration for each class is $20 and includes a healthy meal.  Pre-registration is required. To register call 951-259-5198 or visit

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Healthy Memorial Day

via eatingwell.comTaste of HomeKitchen DailyRecipe RenovatorThe Balanced Platter

Fennel Salad? Portobello Burgers? Beef and Bean Burger Wraps? Summer Grill

There’s  an endless list of delicious recipes out there that are perfect for grilling holidays like Memorial Day. So, add a bit more flavor and nutrition to your Memorial Day line-up this year instead of just hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips.

Need some inspiration? Try these:

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How-To-Garden Tour

via Wood Streets Green Team

The Wood Streets Green Team is holding its 4th Annual

“How-To-Garden” Tour on April 21st from 11 to 4 p.m. 

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Whole-grain banana bread

Article  via Mayo Clinic

Who doesn’t love biting into a piece of warm banana bread? The experts at the Mayo Clinic give this classic a healthy kick by adding whole grain flours.

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Eastside Community Garden

Submitted by Eastside Community Garden Advocate

Eastside Community Garden Photo

A photo of the Eastside Community Garden. Taken from the Eastside Community Garden Facebook page.

Hey Eastside Residents, did you know there was a community garden in your neighborhood?

“Letting Eastsiders know that we are here, gives them one more step toward healthy living. And gardening is fun too!” said Jane, one of many advocates for the Eastside Garden.

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