Healthy Eating is "Farm-to-Fork" and access to healthy food. How is your community and dinner table checking out?
What is "Healthy Eating"?
"We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture- imagine this — where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them."
Active Living is about being active throughout the day at work, school and home. How is your community and worksite checking out? What is "Active Living"?
It's more than just trails and parks. It's actually getting people out and moving and walking.
The main goal of our built environment initiative is to design environments where our communities are living, working and playing in places that are harmonious with and conducive to optimal health.
Our physical, mental and social health is impacted and dependent upon how our homes, workplaces, schools, streets and open spaces are designed. In essence, where we live, work, and play affect the outcome of our health.
"It's prevention on the grandest scale; you can totally change the health of the County if you change how the communities are built."
Tobacco use not only negatively affects the health of the the user, but secondhand and thirdhand smoke is harmful to those in close proximity to smokers. Here's how you can assist in making Riverside County tobacco-free:
For further information on involvement in any of these activities, please call the County of Riverside Tobacco Control Project at 951.358.4977.
Tobacco use kills more than 5 million people per year. It is responsible for 1 in 10 adult deaths. Among the five greatest risk factors for mortality, it is the single most preventable cause of death. Eleven per cent of deaths from ischaemic heart disease, the world's leading killer, are attributable to tobacco use. More than 70% of deaths from lung, trachea and bronchus cancers are attributable to tobacco use.
County Administration Center
4080 Lemon St. Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 955-1000