Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion


Capping a year of very hard work, CNAP has successfully replaced $2.5 million in closing projects with a comparable amount of new funding. CNAP achieved a 70 percent funding success rate after submitting more than 30 proposals since last November. The largest grant is an $850,000 contract with the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program. NEOP will provide trainings and services to the 15 Northern California counties from Yuba north to the Oregon border and west to the Pacific.

The Center starts the new semester with a big win—nationwide recognition and a $1,000 prize from the Colorado School of Public Health in its Nutrition Policy Success Story video contest. The original “Apples Farm to Fork” video, produced by Sheila St. Sin and Gina Sims, features local farmer Bryan Howard and the 100-acre north Chico ranch owned by his family since 1870. (The third video in the series, about locally produced kiwis, has just been released and will soon be available on DVD to teachers at no cost.) This fall, CNAP also welcomes Emily Koller, one of California’s first FoodCorps members, who will serve her year of public service here at CNAP, an official FoodCorps service site.

The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) was created in June 2006 to organize and promote various nutrition and health-related programs that serve high-risk populations in Northern California. The purpose of the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP) is to serve the nutrition, fitness, and health education needs of the CSU, Chico service area residents and to promote substantial contact with service area communities. The center promotes collaborative multidisciplinary research among CSU, Chico faculty and provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student preprofessional practice, service learning, and research. To find out more about the many programs under CNAP, see program overview.