CSU, Chico News

Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion Honored by Community-Campus Partnerships

Date: 04-17-2007

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Cindy Wolff
Nutrition and Food Sciences Program

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).

CNAP is the umbrella organization for the following nutrition and physical activity promotion programs: Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium, Overweight Prevention and Treatment, StepFit, Power Play and Safe Schools Healthy Students. In addition they provide evaluation services for other health programs.

The mission of the CNAP, created in June 2006, is to create innovative partnerships that enable Californians in the North State, especially those in high-risk populations, to adopt healthy eating and physical activity patterns as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The 2007 CCPH 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.

CCPH is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions throughout North America.