Steering Committee Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2020
Healthy RC Steering Committee Virtual Meeting
Healthy RC Living
CASA CORNER

Apple & Yogurt Cups
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ plain whole milk yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chopped apples

Directions

  1. Place the yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla into a bowl and mix well to incorporate.
  2. Add the chopped apples and mix to combine.
  3. Serve cold as dessert or as a snack.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.
SUSTAINABLE RC

Although this Fall may look a little different, it's still important to save energy. As you safely enjoy the changing of the seasons, reduce your energy in any way you can.

Join Healthy RC in doing our part to help California Keep it Golden for future generations by using energy in smarter ways! #KeepItGolden and support #SustainableRC today and all year long!
MENTAL FLEX

As the coronavirus crisis continues, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied. If you’re anxious about how to protect and nurture your kids through this – often juggling work obligations at the same time – you’re in good company. Here are tips and tricks to help your children calm fears, manage stress and keep the peace.
VIRTUAL REC CENTER

While our facilities may provide limited services and programs to keep our #RCcommUNITY safe, you can still visit our Virtual Recreation Center for fun, creative, and educational content!

If you’re unable to make it out to one of our local parks, the City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Services Department offers plenty of virtual options for you to stay active at home. Visit our Virtual Recreation Center or go to RCpark.com for more information.
HEALTHY RC UPDATES
CASA
CASA Cooking Video Series with Chef Geno
Healthy RC has launched a free virtual healthy cooking video series to bring easy healthy recipes to your home! 

Watch Chef Geno's latest video below, where he shows us how to make Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal and Yogurt Apple Cups.

Each week, we will be sharing videos of each recipe with Chef Geno teaching you step by step! To stay updated, visit www.HealthRC.com.


For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044. 
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY
Healthy RC Brings Community Together to Address Racial Equity and Social Justice Issues

On Thursday evening, November 12th, Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community hosted its first ever citywide symposium titled Building a Path to Unity: A Virtual Symposium on Racial Healing, Equity, and Unity. A total of 88 individuals participated in the symposium, many of which represented various sectors including schools, faith-based groups, non-profits, businesses, healthcare, and other community-based organizations. A large number of City residents and City staff also attended the event.

Dr. Gail C. Christopher, an award-winning social change agent recognized for her work around health equity in communities across the country, spoke to the audience specifically about racial equity and the importance of working together to uproot racism itself.  One participant shared “I loved the way…she encouraged me to develop a strong relationship [with] my community for humanity, empathy, and compassion.”

The symposium also provided a safe space for community members to discuss with one another, share their personal experiences with racism, and envision a city where everyone has an equitable chance of thriving and living healthy lives. A participant later remarked “People are in different places in their racial awareness…and more opportunities like this need to take place so that people can become more aware. We have a long way to go, but we have finally truly started.”

Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee will consolidate the community’s feedback to help guide and direct its next steps, particularly as it continues to lead the City’s efforts in engaging with stakeholders to identify community-centered strategies that tackle these critical issues. We hope that you join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon.

For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.
Additional Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebration of diversity:
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month!
Together, we can create a unifying and compassionate environment for everyone!

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our planning committee or being involved with any of our activities. For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.
MENTAL HEALTH
For any inquiries regarding Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee and its initiatives, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044.
Additional Resources
SUSTAINABLE RC
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today! Call (951) 465-2864 or visit EnergyForAllProgram.org.

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
GET INVOLVED WITH HEALTHY RC!
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Community Champions
Meeting

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Youth Leaders

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

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

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2045
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
For inquiries: e-mail HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
GREAT NEWS!
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 477-2700