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"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.





UCR Guide for Healthy Meetings and Events

  • 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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