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County Nutrition Action Plan/Partnership Groups (CNAP)

The goal of County Nutrition Action Plan/Partnership (CNAP) groups is to facilitate coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on healthy community and policy, systems, and environmental change efforts in each California county.  CNAP groups meet on a regular basis (e.g. monthly or quarterly) and engage a variety of members to identify and address shared priorities to help maximize resources and outcomes benefiting low resource Californians (at or below 185% of the federal poverty level).  The majority of SNAP-Ed funded Local Health Departments participate in a CNAP group, and many of them provide leadership and administrative support for these groups as well.  CNAP partners include representatives from USDA Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) funded programs (including but not limited to, WIC, Summer Food Service, SNAP-Ed, and National School Lunch Programs) along with additional partners who share their priorities but are not USDA FNS Programs.  These additional partners vary by county and might include: agricultural partners (government entities, farmers, community supported agriculture organizations); business partners (retailers, chambers of commerce); faith-based partners, school-based partners, departments of transportation, parks and recreation districts, community residents, gardening groups and more.

Semi-quarterly Meetings


2016 Strategic Planning Workshop Materials (April - June 2016)

CNAP Strategic Planning Workshop Agenda
CNAP Strategic Planning Workshop PowerPoint
CNAP Training handout_PSE Definition
CNAP Training handout_Ladder of Collaboration
CNAP Training handout_How to Lead a SWOT Analysis
CNAP Training handout_Criteria for Finding Focus
CNAP Training handout_How to Plan for Action
CNAP Training handout_Sample Communications Plan
CNAP Training handout_Action Plan Form

Other Resources

CNAP Fact Sheet Template

California Conference of Local Health Department - Nutritionists


Contact Us

For more information; please contact Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) at (916) 449-5400.

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