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  • Food Day 2014 


    Join Mayor Bill Bogaard and Pasadena officials along with other City representatives on Friday, October 24, 2014 to celebrate Food Day Pasadena! The local observation is a part of Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.  

    The City of Pasadena Public Health Department will be hosting Food Day Pasadena with a Fall Festival! This free outdoor event is open to all ages and will feature a welcome address by Mayor Bogaard, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, local healthy eating and food assistance resources, activities for children, raffle prizes, and more! The fun begins at noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Public Health Department, 1845 North Fair Oaks Avenue. 

    The community is also invited to participate in a public forum to discuss how food disparities are impacting the health of residents in the Northwest Pasadena area, introduce the results of a neighborhood assessment called Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CXᶟ), and strategize on how we can create healthier neighborhoods to improve food access and the quality of life. The forum will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Pasadena Public Health Department, Room 2407. 

    Click on the photo above to download the flyer. Follow the Pasadena Public Health Department on Facebook and join our event! Stay connected with Food Day Pasadena at #FoodDayPasadena2014. 


  • Nutrition & Physical Activity Education

    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.

    Program Objectives 

    1. Increase consumption and access to healthy foods and beverages;
    2. Decrease consumption of less healthy foods and beverages;
    3. Increase physical activity levels; 
    4. Improve food resource management skills such as meal planning, comparing prices, or using a shopping list; and
    5. Implement strategies to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity.

    Our goal is to make the healthy choice an easy choice for all residents of Pasadena.  


    • Free nutrition and physical activity classes – English or Spanish
    • Free nutrition and physical activity single session workshops – English or Spanish
    • Nutrition and cooking classes in selected Pasadena Unified School District schools (see Education section);
    • Host interactive booths at community events and fairs to promote healthy messaging;
    • Consultation and staff training to organizations interested in adopting a healthy procurement policy similar to the City of Pasadena’s Healthy Food and Beverage Vending and Procurement Policy.


    Click on each campaign to learn more!

    Choose My Plate  Rethink Your Drink  Physical Activity 


    The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is funded by the California Department of Public Health Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch.

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  • Contact Us

    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-Garcia
    Program Coordinator

    For nutrition education classes:
    Margarita Aguilar
    Community Services Representative

    For community events:
    Erika Redke
    Community Services Representative


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