News Archive

Local Farmer's Markets: Local nutrition advocate Richard Roth emphasizes importance of making fresh fruits and vegetables available in underserved neighborhoods.

By Christine G.K. LaPado
Posted: 5/7/2009

CHICO —Keeping a promise: Chicoan brings healthful eating and living to underserved Chico and Oroville neighborhoods

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Success with Common Vision! Common Vision came to Chico and was a big hit!

By Katie Booth
Posted: 4/9/2009

CHICO — Fruits of their labor: Earth-conscious group spreads sustainability message through music, planting trees

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Nonnie Korten Champion for Children Award Presented to the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion

Posted: 3/21/2009

CHICO — The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, or CNAP, received the award for its efforts to improve nutrition and increase physical activity for low-income children and adolescents in Northern California.

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Support Group Forms for No. 1 New Year's Resolution

Posted: 1/24/2009

CHICO — With the new year and resolutions still fresh in everyone's mind, staff at OPT for Fit Kids has formed a group to support adults who want to eat better and get more fit. It's called OPT for Fitness support group.

"People have a lot of issues and it's not just willpower. It's what to buy at the grocery store and the need to exercise," explained Karen Goodwin, a nutrition education specialist with OPT for Fit Kids...

Students Play Squash With Their Taste Buds

By Chris Gullick - Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2008

CHICO -- Maybe squash isn't a teenager's favorite food, but most of the students in Dave Teja's class at Chico High School tried it Friday afternoon anyway.

Alana Nohrden offered the squash — three varieties, along with two dipping sauce choices — as part of a weekly nutrition class she's teaching this semester. Nohrden works for the Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium, a grant-funded program that works with local schools to encourage healthy lifestyles...

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What's up doc? Carrots for kids

McManus School Sixth-GradersBy Chris Gullick - Staff Writer
Posted: 3/22/2008

CHICO -- CNAP's Farmer of the Month program educates local students about how fruits and vegetables get from the farm to the table as well as who grows them.

"About 2,000 lbs of locally grown carrots are headed for classrooms, part of a program to introduce youngsters to fruits and vegetables they might not have a chance to try at home..."

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Kids Meet the Farmer of the Month

An article from the Edible Shasta-Butte Spring 2008 edition.

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Spring, 2008

Art Good Enough to Eat

The fruits and vegetables appearing outside Citrus School look good enough to eat, but their message is to eat what's good for you.

A dull wall outside the school's library is being turned into a colorful mural illustrating healthy lifestyles — shopping at a farmers market, eating and growing fruits and vegetables, and enjoying good foods together.

The mural reflects the school's efforts to teach nutrition and encourage healthy lifestyles project was partly funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium (SCNAC), which partners with many local schools to battle childhood obesity.

August 3rd, 2007

McManus Students Master Challenge

McManus School Sixth-Graders McManus School students took the challenge and came out winners.

The school is in first place in its region in a fitness competition, because every one of its 636 students took up the challenge to be physically active for one month and succeeded.

The Governor's Challenge, promoted by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, asked students to be active at least 30 minutes a day, three days a week, for four weeks.

Chico Enterprise Record
May 25th, 2007

CNAP Honored by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) at California State University, Chico has been selected for honorable mention by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH). The 2007 CCPY award winner and the three partnerships recognized as honorable mentions, including CNAP, were announced during the CCPH 10th anniversary conference "Mobilizing Partnerships for Social Change," April 14 in Toronto.

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April 27, 2007