Healthy Living Matters - Pasadena

HLM-Pasadena is dedicated to increasing active living and healthy eating opportunities that aim to reduce childhood obesity in Pasadena, TX. 

Through surveys and conversations with Pasadena families in the area surrounding Kruse and Gardens Elementary, we discovered that:  

  •  75% would walk or bike to get  somewhere if they felt they could do it safely   
  •  Only 15% feel comfortable letting a child walk/bike alone  
  •  61% travel between 1 to 5 miles to get groceries  
  •  Price is the #1 barrier to a family’s ability to purchase healthy foods

To assess and improve on the safety of your neighborhood, download and complete the Safe Neighborhood Survey and send a copy to the City of Pasadena Department of Public Works, 1114 Davis St # 2, Pasadena, TX 77506.

How we plan to work with the Pasadena community:

  • Increase access to healthier foods by working with local corner stores and restaurants  
  • Increase opportunities for physical activity by providing resources to local schools and city planners
  • Increase opportunities for health education and public awareness   
  • Encourage policies that create healthier environments

Our current projects include:

  • Healthy Corner Store Network
    • Convenience stores throughout Pasadena have pledged to retrofit their stores to carry more healthy and fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy!
    • Participating corner stores include:
    • MC Food Store, 504 Richey St, Pasadena, TX 77506
    • Ark Food Station, 2013 Shaver St, Pasadena, TX 77502
    • Shaver Food Station, 2008 Shaver St, Pasadena, TX 77502
    • Share our flyer!
  • Healthy Dining Matters
    • Menus at local restaurants have had a checkup by a nutritionist and will be offering healthier options that are easy to find!
    • Participating restaurants include:
    • Richey’s Country Cooking, 1219 Richey St, Pasadena, TX 77506
    • Silver Sycamore Restaurant and Sycamore Grounds, 5111 Pine St, Pasadena, TX 77503
    • Taqueria y Refresqueria San Luis, 1637 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77502
    • Share our flyer!

We hope that you become involved in our efforts and we look forward to seeing you at future HLM-Pasadena events! To learn more about what we are doing and how you can get involved, contact Katie Chennisi at 713-439-6067 or

Have you heard our PSA? Click here to listen to our Spanish-language ad aimed at informing the Pasadena community of all the healthy changes taking place.