The mission of Students for Nutrition and eXercise (SNaX) is to help schools create an environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity among middle school students through an innovative curriculum, changes to the school food setting and culture, student advocacy, and social and multimedia marketing.
SNaX provides an evidence-based program and support materials for schools to implement their wellness policies and achieve their wellness goals related to healthy eating and physical activity. SNaX gives school administrators, teachers, and food services staff the tools to achieve their school’s wellness goals by helping to improve student attitudes about healthy eating and physical activity. The SNaX program operates through Student Advocates, who are students recruited and trained to provide information to their peers and lead activities such as taste tests of cafeteria food. The SNaX program engages students in discussing nutrition and physical activity in the classroom, during lunchtime, at home with their family, and in the community.