Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion

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The Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion values and helps create healthy and livable communities.

CNAP Information

students walking on campusCNAP has programs in 22 counties. Click on the map to see a larger view and look at different county profiles.



Eat Real: Celebrate Food Day on October 24

If you’re ready to Eat Real, show up for Food Day 2013 on October 24.

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.

Food Day envisions shorter lines at fast-food drive-throughs—and bigger crowds at farmers markets. Food Day aims to help people “eat real,” which means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein.

In Chico Food Day is being hosted by CSU, Chico’s Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP), and events will be held on campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Selvester’s Café.

Food Day highlights include an informational scavenger hunt—with raffle prizes donated by local businesses—plus the campus debut of the Edible Pedal bike kitchen, healthy food tastings, and a screening of the U.S. hunger documentary A Place at the Table. Producers Sheila St. Cin and Gina Sims will screen their award-winning mini-documentary Apples Farm to Fork, about local apple grower Bryan Howard and the 100-acre north Chico ranch owned by his family since 1870. In addition to a talk by Emily Koller, the first FoodCorps member to serve in far Northern California, mini discussions and other presentations related to key food issues are scheduled throughout the day.

For more information about Chico’s Food Day 2013 click here.
If you would like to volunteer to help or have any questions, contact Alica Bedore at 530-941-5128 or

Bike Kitchen

Bike Kitchen Link and PictureCheck out our Bike Kitchen! Click on the picture to view more photos of it or click here.




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Featured Articles

Kids Stir Up Big Fun During Cooking Camp’s “Chopped Challenge”

The Center for Nutrition& Activity Promotion has been busy this summer stirring up some big fun—and immensely popular nutrition education—for kids ages 7 to 13.

Nutrition professor provides food for thought for students

Goto was named a 2012-2013 Chico State Outstanding Professor and works in the nutrition and food science department.


Eating well on a budget

Monthly student-led classes teach participants healthful cooking.


Featured Videos

Award winning CNAP video. For more info click here.

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New and exciting at CNAP!

Emily Koller's "FoodCorps" Service at CNAP is a Northstate First.

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