Public Invited to Healthy Retail Market Celebrations

The public is invited to celebrate two neighborhood stores that demonstrate local commitment to providing affordable and healthier food options. The Corner Market and Los Robles Market are the first two stores in Pasadena to receive the Healthy Retail Program Mini-Grant. The grant allowed each small business to undergo physical improvements, including the purchase of new equipment and supplies to increase the availability and marketing of healthy products. Each location will host an event highlighting the healthy improvements made to their stores.

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Los Robles Market, 2057 N. Los Robles Ave

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Corner Market, 51 E. Orange Grove Blvd

The Corner Market and Los Robles Market now feature a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, healthy exterior advertisement, and store layouts that prominently display healthier food and beverage options. Day One and the Pasadena Youth Ambassadors helped to transform the stores into healthier retail outlets. The Pasadena Public Health Department’s (PPHD) Nutrition & Physical Activity Program will provide ongoing technical assistance and training on purchasing, storing, displaying and promoting vegetables and fruits, merchandising, and nutrition outreach.

The Healthy Retail Program Mini-Grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, awarded to the City of Pasadena and managed by the Pasadena Housing Department. Mini-Grant activities and oversight were provided by the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program.

The Healthy Retail Program is part of a statewide movement called, “Champions for Change,” that seeks to improve the health status of low-income Californians by supporting fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity. More information is available at https://cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov.

Local businesses interested in receiving free technical assistance regarding the Healthy Retail Program should contact Sherreeta White at swhite@cityofpasadena.net. The PPHD Nutrition & Physical Activity Program is funded by the California Department of Public Health Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch.