San Luis Obispo County
University of California
San Luis Obispo County

Youth Development - Student Nutrition Advisory Councils

S.N.A.C. (Student Nutrition Advisory Council) Clubs provide opportunities for youth to learn valuable healthy living, advocacy, and peer mentoring skills and to contribute to

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the health of their school and neighborhood communities through “hands-on” project-based learning. 4-H S.N.A.C. Clubs are a partnership between 4-H staff, nutrition education staff, school districts, community-based organizations, families, and volunteers. 

4-H S.N.A.C. Clubs have the following components:

  • Staff support from UCCE nutrition educators and UC 4-H Youth Development 
  • Club meetings during the school day or after school
  • Serving students from the same school and/or school district
  • Developing an annual program plan, which includes a minimum of 6 hours of nutrition education, several 6-8 hour project opportunities, as well as presentation, leadership, and community service components.

In June 2016, one group of S.N.A.C. leaders co-wrote and starred in a school salad bar video


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