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Youth Development - Student Nutrition Advisory Councils

Oceano Student Leaders Partner with SLO County Food Bank

4-H SNAC students practiced their nutrition, culinary and presentation skills this summer by partnering with the SLO County Food Bank to deliver nutrition education services to food bank clients.

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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