University of California, Riverside


Healthy Campus Initiative - Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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  • Promote and provide healthy food and beverage choices for our campus community through promotion and utilization of the Seeds of Change Philosophy.
    • Seeds of Change is a UCR initiative that promotes healthy and sustainable food that is better for you and the planet (i.e. whole grains, sustainable/local, healthier oils, think produce first and legume based).
  • Develop and administer a comprehensive education workshop series in partnership with the Global Food Initiative (GFI) that includes food demonstrations and experiential learning for faculty, staff and students on topics that align with the Seeds of Change philosophy.
  • Draft and implement a vending and procurement policy that follows the Seeds of Change philosophy and is in line with UCOP’s GFI vending policy draft.

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Healthy Meal Ideas

This handy book is chock-full of easy meal ideas to help you decide what you should make for dinner that's tasty and healthy. Plus, it follows the nutritional guidelines and portion sizes of the USDA's MyPlate – so all you need to do is mix and match these healthy foods to build a complete, delicious meal. Learn more

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UCR Dining, Hospitality & Retail Services

Healthy food is available all around campus. Everything from Grab 'n' Go selections to entreés; explore the residential restaurants and campus restaurants to find healthy dining options available at UCR. Learn more

Global Food Initiative
UCR Global Food Initiative

UCR is supporting the effort of the GFI initiative by focusing on sustainable agriculture and food issues (from production to food access), helping communities eat healthier and more sustainably and translating research into policy, and involve all levels, from faculty to students, from campus dining halls to classrooms, laboratories, and student farms. Learn more

Food Resources for Students

In its commitment to nurturing, protecting and providing for its students, UCR has food resources for students who might need help. Learn more

Physicians Committee
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. Priorities include: bringing nutrition into medical education and practice, conducting clinical research on healthful diets that builds the foundation for the role of nutrition in medicine, and educating and empowering people to take control of their health through Kickstart, Food for Life, and other nutrition programs. Learn more

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 Nutrition Healthy Eating subcommittee

For more information about this subcommittee, please contact:

Healthy Campus Co Chair - Julie Chobdee, MPH

Wellness Program Coordinator
UCR Human Resources

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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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