Nutrition and Physical Activity

Contact Us

Program Information and
Community Events:

Mary Urtecho-Garcia
Program Coordinator
(626)744-6163
Se habla español.


Nutrition Classes and
Pasadena Healthy Retail Program:

Sherreeta White
Health Retail Program Liaison
(626) 744-6134

Who We Are

Program Goal

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.

Our goal is to make the healthy choice an easy choice for all who live, work, shop, and play in Pasadena.

Program Objectives 

  • Increase consumption and access to healthy foods and beverages;
  • Decrease consumption of added sugar from food and beverages;
  • Increase physical activity levels;
  • Improve food resource management skills such as meal planning and shopping on a budget; and
  • Create community environments that support healthy eating and active living

Who We Are

Find out what the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is all about!

Classes and Workshops

Schedule free nutrition classes and workshops for a healthier community.

Champions for Change

Become a role model and leader for your community.

Be Better Pasadena

Join the statewide nutrition campaign with a simple message: “You don’t have to be perfect, just be better!”

Healthy Retail Conversion Partners

Transform your neighborhood by helping to bring healthier food to small markets near you.

Healthy Food and Beverage Standards

Learn about the City of Pasadena’s Healthy Food and Beverage Vending and Procurement Policy.