South Carolina’s State Nutrition Action Coalition (SNAC) is a state-level collaboration with representation from state agencies and nonprofits that implement the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition programs. Together, the SNAC partnering organizations reach underserved people throughout the life span, providing food benefits, nutrition education and obesity prevention services.
About 10 years ago, State Nutrition Action Councils (SNAC) were established in (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) regions to maximize nutrition education efforts and improve coordination and cooperation among the state agencies, FNS nutrition assistance programs, public health agencies, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
SNAC collaborations will expand the stakeholders in the future to include not only FNS programs, but interested public, private, non-profit groups, and other programs to develop a State Nutrition and Food System Plan for South Carolina.
What is the purpose of SNAC?
SNACs were established to maximize nutrition education efforts and improve coordination and cooperation among the state agencies, by focusing on one or more common goals to connect efforts and resources. SNACs use the SNAP-Education Evaluation Framework as a tool to help plan and evaluate SNAC and state-level partnerships.
Overarching SNAC Goal
To implement approaches that positively impact our audience based on pooled resources, knowledge and activities.
Are you looking for free or low-cost ways to be physically active?
The Physical Activity (PA) Community Resource Guide provides on-line, free and low-cost physical activity opportunities. This resource was developed jointly with the University of South Carolina. It will be used by SNAP-Ed educators providing direct nutrition education and PSE support strategies.