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What is CNAP?

We are Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) funded and unfunded interested partners servicing Yolo County in the areas of food programs, nutrition education and outreach. We coordinate nutrition education messages with CalFresh outreach efforts throughout the county for various USDA programs: CalFresh, WIC, and Child Nutrition Programs and identify existing resources and assets of organizations i the county promoting the CNAP priorities.


All Yolo County residents enjoy healthy foods beverages and physical activity every day.


Develop and support collaborative efforts and intervention to increase the number of Yolo County residents that

  • participate in nutrition programs
  • engage in active living, and
  • follow the current dietary guidelines for Americans

Yolo County CNAP Plan

In 2012, the CNAP partners met monthly to develop an action plan to support collaboration and networking. The group now meets quarterly to coordinate and update the status of the efforts in the community.

Yolo County CNAP Plan as of 10/2013



Physical Activity
 Wellness Policies




The 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Let's eat for the health of it!  Start by choosing one or more to help you...

Build a healthy plate

Before you eat, think about what goes on your place or in your cup or bowl. Foods like:

  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • whole grains
  • low-fat dairy products
  • lean protein
contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.

Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt

Many people eat foods with too much solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Added sugars and fats load foods with extra calories you don't need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure.

  • choose foods and drinks with little or no added sugars
  • look out for salt (sodium) in foods you buy - it all adds up.
  • Eat fewer foods that are high in solid fats.

Eat the right amount of calories for you

Everyone has a personal calorie limit. staying within yours can help you get to or maintain a healthy weight. people who are successful at managing their weight have found ways to keep track of how much they eat in a day, even if they don't count every calorie.

  • enjoy your food, but eat less
  • cook more often at home, where you are in control of what's in your food.
  • When eating out, choose lower calorie menu options
  • Write down what you eat to keep track of how much you eat.
  • if you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly- limit to 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.

Be physically active your way

Pick activities that you like and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up, and the health benefits increase as you spend more time being active.

Note to parents: what you eat and drink and level of physical activity are important for your own health, and also for your children's health.

You are your children's most important role model. Your children pay attention to what you do more than what you say.

You can do a lot to help your children develop healthy habits for life by providing and eating healthy meals and snacks. For example, don't just tell your children toe at their vegetables- show them that you eat and enjoy vegetables everyday.



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Sample Menus/Recipes

Tips for Vegetarians

Kid-Friendly Veggies & Fruits

What are Empty Calories?

Eating Better on a Budget

Health Tips for Eating Out

Be Food Safe

Chart for Mixed Dishes