Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program (NUPAO)

The Arizona Department of Health Services proudly supports border health efforts in our Arizona counties and cities along the Mexico border. Click the logo to learn more about the '5 Pasos' healthy eating and active living program that aligns with our nutrition and physical activity programs.


To be recognized as the leader in obesity prevention in Arizona, resulting in optimal health for our citizens.


To improve the health and quality of life of Arizona residents by reducing the incidence and severity of chronic disease and obesity through physical activity and nutrition interventions.


  1. To promote and enable the citizens of Arizona to eat smart and have access to healthy and nutritious foods.
  2. To promote and enable active lifestyles and communities for Arizona residents.

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