MAY 2023 Steering Committee Newsletter
Thank you to everyone who attended our April 2023 Healthy RC Steering Committee Virtual Meeting! We appreciate your continued support, time, and energy as we work together on impactful projects, programs, and initiatives that make Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be!

Be sure to check out the most recent meeting updates, Healthy RC highlights, and upcoming events by watching the video above or clicking the link below to view the meeting agenda and slideshow.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Mental Health Awareness Proclamation
Mental Health Awareness Month is a time for self-care. We are inviting you to attend our Rancho Cucamonga City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. to share your support for mental health as a community and proclaim the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Wondering how you can take the first step to support your mental health? Watch the video below on how self-awareness is the first step!

For more information on Mental Health visit CityofRC.us/Mental-Health
2023 Youth Leaders Presentation
Join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our Healthy RC Youth Leaders during their final research presentations and celebration on Wednesday, June 28th from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (10500 Civic Center Dr.). As a Healthy community partner, you are welcome to come and support. Hear from our Youth Leaders who are passionate about addressing local issues and strategies on teen nutrition, equity, mental health, and tobacco prevention.
If you are interested in attending, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us
Let’s Eat Healthy Leadership Award
The Dairy Council of California recently selected the Healthy RC Youth Leaders Nutrition Research Group as the recipient of the statewide Let's Eat Healthy Leadership Award. 

This project stemmed from a community need for increased access to nutrition education and healthy food tutorials for youth, especially among low-income, underserved community members. Watch the video to learn more about the awardees.  
Overcoming Difficult Times
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is excited to share a mental health resource to community members, Overcoming Difficult Times hosted online by Spanish speaking therapist Claudia Garcia, with Wholistic Health Collaborative.

The therapy group will start May 11th and take place every Thursday for 6 weeks (via Zoom), from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This is perfect for anyone looking to find a supportive community and feel connected with others about challenges, grief, burn-out, anxiety, stress, etc.

To register, email hello@thewhccollaborative.com 

La ciudad de Rancho Cucamonga se complace en compartir un recurso de salud mental con los miembros de la comunidad, Superando tiempos difíciles, presentado en línea por la terapeuta de habla hispana Claudia García, con Wholistic Health Collaborative. Los terapia de grupos son semanales y gratuitos. Comienzan el 11 de mayo y van todos los jueves durante 6 semanas de 7 pm a 8:30 pm (el último es el 15 de junio). Esto es perfecto para cualquiera que busque encontrar una comunidad de apoyo y sentirse conectado con otros sobre los desafíos, ya sea duelo, agotamiento, ansiedad, estrés, etc. Para registrarse, llame al (714) 401-9522 o envíe un correo electrónico a hello@thewhccollaborative.com 
HEALTH AT HOME
MENTAL FLEX
Try this exercise to reduce stress and improve your mood! It works by distracting your mind as you count to four, calming your nervous system, and decreasing stress in your body.
HEALTHY RECIPE
Date-Brownie Bites
Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients

✔ 2 cups chopped nuts
✔ 2 13 oz. packs baking dates
✔ 2 tbsp honey
✔ 1 cup mini chocolate chips
✔ 1/3 cup cocoa powder
✔ 1 tsp vanilla extract
✔ 1 cup coconut, shredded-unsweetened-toasted
Click on the video to learn the simple step-by-step instructions for creating this recipe.
HOPE CARD
Dealing with financial uncertainty? Need mental health support? You are not alone. Check out our HOPE resource card that provides resources for housing, food, and mental health needs. The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Healthy RC Mental Health Subcommittee are committed to providing you and the community with resources and opportunities. Now translated in Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic.
COMPASSIONATE CORNER
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

This week make it a point to offer a friend, neighbor or stranger a random act of kindness. You'll never know the impact you'll have on someone's day.

Do you have a random act of kindness story you want to share? Please email them to HealthyRC@CityofRC.us 
COMPOST IN A JAR ACTIVITY
Did you know that food scraps that are placed in your green waste bin could be turned into nutrient-rich compost! Compost is made of decomposed organic material, and it's split between nitrogen - food like fruit and veggie scraps and carbon - materials like leaves, branches, and food-soiled papers. For a fun and engaging way to see this process in action, try out this Compost in a Jar activity.
GET INVOLVED WITH HEALTHY RC!
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Are you interested in
de-stigmatizing mental health in the community?
Create the change alongside other passionate members at our next meeting!

Meetings take place every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
via Zoom
Community Champions
Meeting

¡Llamando a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad que hablan español!
Únase para la próxima reunión para desarrollar programas personalizados para garantizar que reflejen las necesidades de nuestra comunidad.

Meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(10500 Civic Center Dr.)
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Are you interested in building a culture of compassion and kindness in the community?

Meetings take place every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(10500 Civic Center Dr.)
or via Zoom
Youth Leaders

Take Action, Make a Difference. Our Youth Leaders program provides middle school and high school aged kids the leadership development skills to advocate for policies and programs that positively impact our community. 

To learn more about the application process, visit Healthy RC website.

For inquiries, contact:
1-909-774-2044
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
1-909-774-2043
For inquiries, e-mail HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call 1-909-774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit www.ConnectIE.org to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
1-909-477-2700