November 2023 Steering Committee Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who attended our October 2023 Healthy RC Steering Committee 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 or clicking the link below to view the meeting agenda and slideshow.

MEETING SLIDES
UPCOMING EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

END OF YEAR CELEBRATION AND DINNER

You're invited to our annual Healthy RC End of Year Celebration and Dinner. We're excited to unite with our community members and honor those who've made a difference in the community!


Join us Monday, December 4 at Central Park (11200 Base Line Rd.) for a special evening of holiday cheer and fun as we reflect on our commitment to "Building Health Piece by Piece." Special awards will be given to our volunteer leaders, accompanied by an inspiring presentation highlighting our collective achievements throughout 2023. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program, which will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Está invitado a nuestra cena y celebración anual de fin de año de Healthy RC. ¡Estamos emocionados de unirnos a los miembros de nuestra comunidad y honrar a aquellos que han marcado una diferencia en la comunidad! 


Únase a nosotros el lunes 4 de diciembre en Central Park (11200 Base Line Rd.) para una noche especial de alegría y diversión navideña mientras reflexionamos sobre nuestro compromiso de "Construir la salud pieza a pieza." Se otorgarán premios especiales a nuestros líderes voluntarios, acompañados de una presentación inspiradora que destacará nuestros logros colectivos a lo largo de 2023. La cena se servirá a las 5:30 p.m., seguida del programa, que se llevará a cabo de 6:00 p.m. a 7:30 p.m.

RSVP HERE / Confirma tu asistencia AQUI

QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Thank you to everyone who has participated so far! Your response to our Quality of Life Survey has been incredible. If you have not had a chance to share your thoughts yet, don’t worry; there’s still time! Join others in shaping a brighter future for our #RCcommUNITY. Enter your email address at the end of the survey to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a gift card! Take the survey today by clicking the button below.

TAKE THE SURVEY

HEALTHY RC YOUTH LEADERS CELEBRATE

 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Last month, Healthy RC Youth Leaders helped spread mental health awareness and education by distributing HOPE Cards to high school students at Etiwanda High School, Alta Loma High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School, and Los Osos High School. They were joined by over 20 community vendors throughout the region to educate and support thousands of high school students on suicide prevention and access to mental health and wellness resources. Students also received a free suicide prevention training provided by Living Works’, a leading suicide prevention and intervention training company. This training will be accessible to everyone until December 31.


LIVING WORKS RESOURCE

HEALTHY RC ATTENDS CALIFORNIA SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

The Healthy RC Youth Leaders were honored at the California School Nutrition Association Conference for achieving the Let's Eat Healthy Dairy Council award.


Over 150 professionals from across the state gathered to hear about our successful nutrition education initiatives with the youth community in 2023. Our presentation, "Empowering Healthy Choices: Cooking with Rancho Cucamonga Teens," highlighted the achievements of our Teen Summit nutrition education class. The session showcased how the expertise of our Youth Leaders played a pivotal role in imparting healthy behaviors to over 80 participants.



Not only did we share best practice testimonials, we also treated the audience to teen approved recipes that resonated with all school nutrition professionals present. Cheers to empowering healthy choices together!

HEALTHY RECIPES
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION SLIDES
HEALTH AT HOME

HOPE Card

Dealing with financial uncertainty? Need mental health support? You are not alone. Our HOPE Resource Card provides housing, food, and mental health resources. 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.


For more mental health resources and tips, visit www.CityofRC.us/mental-health.

MENTAL HEALTH PAGE

Healthy Recipe

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 4


Ingredients

✔ 2 tbsp grape seed oil

✔ 1 cup chopped onion

✔ 2 small celery stalks, chopped

✔ 1 medium leek, sliced (white and pale green parts only)

✔ 1 large garlic clove, chopped

✔ 1 1/2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)

✔ 3 cups russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

✔ 4 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth (use vegetable broth for vegetarian option)

✔ 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Click on the video to learn the simple step-by-step instructions for creating this recipe.

Compassionate Corner

Explore the beauty of kindness, a powerful force that uplifts every person it reaches. Embrace its gentle influence, allowing it to ignite compassion in the hearts of those around you. In a world filled with kindness, beauty becomes a shared and meaningful experience.



Do you have a kindness story you want to share? Please email them to HealthyRC@CityofRC.us. 

Sustainability Corner

Prepare for the upcoming holidays by learning five ways to repurpose food scraps at home. Remember, not all food waste has to be thrown into the trash bin.

  • Regrow your produce in water to create new plants from scraps.
  • Boil fruit peels into aromatic teas for cozy evenings.
  • Craft homemade veggie stock using leftover veggie scraps for savory soups.
  • Create delicious snacks by baking vegetable or fruit peels to minimize waste and maximize flavor.
  • Turn used coffee grounds into fertilizer for a greener garden.

Get creative and make a sustainable impact! 

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.)

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.


Safe Routes to School


For inquiries, contact

SRTS@CityofRC.us

Community resources at your fingertips! 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.

MORE INFORMATION
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

City of Rancho Cucamonga

10500 Civic Center Drive,

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

1-909-477-2700

www.CityofRC.us

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