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  • 25
  • June

Ensalada de Aguacate, Pepino, y Tomate

Prueba la ensalada de pepino, tomate y aguacate: ¡solo lleva 15 minutos prepararla e incluye algunos beneficios bastante buenos! Las cebollas rojas están llenas de compuestos de azufre que protegen al cuerpo de las úlceras y varios tipos de cáncer. El aguacate está cargado de ácidos grasos monoinsaturados saludables para el corazón, fibra y varios nutrientes importantes. Los tomates son la principal fuente dietética del antioxidante licopeno, que se ha relacionado con un riesgo reducido de enfermedades cardíacas y cáncer. Los pepinos son bajos en calorías pero ricos en agua y varias vitaminas y minerales importantes. ⁠⁠

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  • 25
  • June

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Try Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad–it takes only 15 minutes to make and includes some pretty great benefits! Red onions are full of sulfur compounds that protect the body from ulcers and various cancers. Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber and various important nutrients. Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.  Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. ⁠⁠

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  • 15
  • December

Our Community Dietitian’s Healthy Holiday Tips

During the holidays we want you to enjoy the food you eat, but also keep your health in mind. We have some top tips from our Community Dietitian, Sandra Acevedo, MPH, RD to support you with making healthy choices during the holidays!

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  • 1
  • December

OUR KIDS, OUR FUTURE: LEARNING CONTINUES

Before the pandemic, every Monday through Friday at 3:15 PM, the youngest residents of Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood flooded through the doors at the Community Settlement Association, an affiliate of Riverside Community Health Foundation, for the after-school program known as BEST or Bettering Every Student for Tomorrow. They convened excitedly into a main classroom lined with books, computers, and a proud display of personal artwork.

 

Though the classrooms may have closed, the learning still continues – virtually. From tutoring to crafting, the After School Program at the Community Settlement Association offers these young minds a safe space and an outlet to not only learn, but to build social skills that reaches far beyond their current circumstances.

 

The program definitely takes pressure off of me as a parent,” shared one parent who enrolled all three of her children into the summer and after-school programs shortly after the pandemic began, “when I know there is somebody else that can help and explain things better to them.”

 

“Our goal is to mentally and physically challenge our students,” said Steven Villegas, the After School Program Coordinator. “These kids are amazing. All we want to do is help them recognize the endless potential and possibilities that lie ahead of them.”

 

The program offers the opportunity for children between kindergarten and eighth grade to not only interactively learn through challenging games and activities, but also to engage with one another on issues that matter to the community and the world.

 

“I am glad I tried something I thought I wouldn’t like,” shared one empowered fifth grader. “I got to teach my own lesson on Dinosaurs and teach other kids things I know that they didn’t.”

 

Despite all the challenges, the after-school program continues to foster the development of our youth to become strong leaders and learners of tomorrow.