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UCR FarmShare

What It Is? UCR FarmShare is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program – part of a national trend that brings fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs straight from local farms to universities, businesses and municipalities. Choices are organic and includes artisanal varieties as well as supermarket favorites. UCR is partnering with a NEW farmer, Sage Mountain Farms, to provide the opportunity to eat healthy and buy locally with a more customized and convenient program.

How It Works: Participants visit and click on CSA on the menu bar and then click sign-up. Small and large shares are available. You can choose UCR as your pick-up location or any location listed that is convenient for you. Pick-up times at UCR are on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market in located at the Flagpole Lawn by Hinderacker. 

Sign Up Information: You can get more information and sign-up online by visiting the Sage Mountain Farms.  

"Fruit and Veggie of the Month" Handout

The UCR Faculty/Staff Wellness Program is pleased to introduce the “Fruit and Veggie of the Month” handout. Each month a new seasonal fruit and veggie will be highlighted. The handouts contain information on the benefits of the produce and how to purchase, cook and store the produce. In addition, we have included a quick and easy healthy recipe. We hope that this information will educate and motivate you to choose more produce for your meals and snacks. 

October 2018 - Basil and Bok Choy

August 2018 - Blackberries and Quinoa

July 2018 - Arugula and Apricot

April 2018 - Pineapple and Turnip

March 2018 - Asparagus and Citrus

February 2018 - Kiwi and Artichoke

January 2018 - Garlic and Kale

December 2017 - Apple and Carrot

November 2017 - Pumpkin and Cranberry

October 2017 - Chard and Cantaloupe

September 2017 - Peaches and Mushrooms

August 2017 - Beets and Grapes

July 2017- Avocado and Cherries

June 2017 - Zucchini and Blueberries

May 2017 - Watermelon and Cauliflower

April 2017 - Spinach and Strawberries

March 2017 - Figs and Eggplant

February 2017 - Dates and Brussels Sprouts

January 2017 - Berries and Spaghetti Squash

December 2016 - Broccolini and Grilled Fruit

November 2016 - Pomegranate and Sweet Potato

October 2016 - Pear and Squash 

September 2016 - Persimmon and Bell Pepper

Food Day

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Each year, a Food Day event is held at each of the UC locations across the state on the same day.  In October 2013, 358 UCR faculty, staff, and students pledged to "Eat Real" (foods that are healthy, minimally processed, and prepared in a sustainable and humane way), for at least a week. Join us this year! Watch the video here!


UCR Guide for Healthy Meetings and Events

The UCR Guide for Healthy Meetings and Events supports the campus effort to foster health and create a campus environment in which opportunities to eat healthy and be physically active are readily accessible to all faculty, staff, and students. 

Healthy Meeting and Events handout (2 pages) - abbreviated version of the above guide.Breakfast, lunch, and snack shopping guides for healthy events.

Healthy Eating at the HUB

Tips on choosing healthier meals at the HUB.

UV Dining Guide

Eating out at University Village? Check out the UV Dining Guide for healthy options available at each location.

UCR Healthy Recipe Cookbook

This cookbook was created by the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program with YOU in mind.  Whenever you are looking for a new recipe for an upcoming celebration, staff meeting, or just need an idea for tonight’s dinner you now have delicious and nutritious options at your fingertips! Recipes were submitted by UCR’s own faculty and staff and feature exciting and easy-to-find ingredients.  Nutrition facts have also been provided for your convenience. We hope you enjoy all of the recipes featured. Happy dining!

Healthier Vending Machines

Well-planned, healthy snacks can complement your nutrition plan.  First Class Vending, Inc. provides the “Well Within Reach” program in all UCR vending machines. Products in the Well Within Reach program meet nutrition standards based on authoritative statements from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Academy of Sciences.

All vending machines located throughout campus will contain at least 25% healthier snack choices and all healthier snack choices will be marked with a “Well Within Reach” sticker.

Well Within Reach logoAll Well Within Reach healthy snack choices contain no more than:

  • 35% of its calories from fat (excluding nuts)
  • 10% of its calories from saturated fat (excluding nuts)
  • 35% of its total weight from sugar

Look for this logo when making a choice at any UCR vending machine.

Local Farmers Markets and Community Supported Agriculture

Local Harvest is a search engine designed to help you find a Farmers Market in your community or a local farm offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Find local food in your community today! For more information at UCR's own community garden, the R'Garden, visit their Facebook page or blog.

County of Riverside Farmers' Market - Every Wednesday from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at the County Administration Center.

Healthy Eating Plate, by Harvard School of Public Health

Click here for resources and tools to create and maintain a healthy eating plan for you and your family.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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