First Pasadena Neighborhood Store to Adopt State’s Healthy Retail Program Set to Open

first_img Top of the News The first neighborhood store in Pasadena to adopt the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Healthy Retail Program format is set to open on Saturday, March 21 with a celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.The store is the at Rio Meat Market & Restaurant at 2029 N. Fair Oaks Ave.Mayor Bill Bogaard and Pasadena Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh are the event’s keynote speakers along with store owner Esthela Borja, who will share her inspiring story and vision for providing healthier food options in Northwest Pasadena. A ribbon-cutting follows.The Healthy Retail Program demonstrates a commitment that neighborhood stores have invested in providing affordable and healthier food and meal options. The 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 at Pasadena Public Health Department’s (PPHD) Nutrition & Physical Activity Program provided technical assistance and training on purchasing, storing, displaying and promoting fruits and vegetables, merchandising and nutrition outreach. The local program works in conjunction with Choose Health LA Kids Program and Choose Health LA Restaurant Program, a countywide public recognition program for restaurants.Rio Meat Market & Restaurant now features a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, portion controlled menu selections, children’s plates with fresh fruit and a store layout that prominently displays healthier food and beverage options. In addition to the PPHD, transformation assistance came from the Flintridge Foundation, Day One Pasadena and Pasadena Youth Build.“We want to empower families to choose healthier foods that can contribute to better health,” Dr. Goh said. “Rio Meat Market & Restaurant is a great example of a local store creating dialogue with the community to increase access to nutritious foods.”Local businesses interested in receiving free technical assistance as part of the Healthy Retail Program should contact Mary Urtecho-Garcia at [email protected] The PPHD Nutrition & Physical Activity Program is funded by the CDPH Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch.Pasadena is only one of three cities in California with a municipal health department. For more than 120 years, PPHD has worked to promote and protect the health of the greater Pasadena area. Visit the department online at connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and like us on Facebook at Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News First Pasadena Neighborhood Store to Adopt State’s Healthy Retail Program Set to Open Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 1:51 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img

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