Join free, monthly seed-to-table workshops at the Villa-Parke Community Center, or purchase a garden plot to grow your own food! Click on the photo below for more information.
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases by providing nutrition education and obesity prevention services in Pasadena. Through our various campaigns we encourage the public to increase consumption of healthy foods and beverages, decrease consumption of less healthy foods and beverages, and increase levels of physical activity.
Our goal is to make the healthy choice an easy choice for all residents of Pasadena.
Communities all over the state are working to
address key nutrition issues shaping the health of their residents. The City of Pasadena Public Health Department implemented
the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Prevention (CX3)© program planning framework to survey neighborhoods
in relation to a variety of healthy nutrition and physical activity benchmarks.
CX3 captured neighborhood-level data to empower the community to
build and promote healthier places to live, work and play. Download fact sheets of the neighborhoods assessed:
CX3 Fact Sheet Jackie Robinson Community CenterCX3 Fact Sheet Villa Parke CommunityCX3 Fact Sheet Washington Schools
Click on each campaign to learn more!
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is funded by the California Department of Public Health Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch.
For general program questions or more information about the City of Pasadena’s Healthy Food and Beverage Vending and Procurement Policy, please contact:Mary Urtecho-GarciaProgram Coordinatormugarcia@cityofpasadena.net(626)744-6163For nutrition education classes:Esmeralda Garcia(626)744-6134 For community events:Erika Redke(626) 744-6136
For the Healthy Retail Program:Melany Chan(626) 744-6136