State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC)

Thank You for Your Help!

The State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) committee is now developing new and effective fruit and vegetable materials. They appreciate the guidance from those who completed the recent SNAC survey! Everyone's input matters!

Though the survey is now closed, a Grand Prize winner will be selected on November 4th. Peek at who was randomly selected to win some coworker-envy prizes for their time and recommendations!

Always feel free to email Amanda with any further comments about the SNAC materials!


 

SNAC Vegetable Pamphlets

Vegetables are fresh and poppin’ out of the garden! Dig for your favorite Pennsylvania-grown vegetable recipes, nutrition information and other educational activities at this site! Mmm—who could resist the opportunity to spread the word about the carrots' crunch, the beets' beautiful red-hue (along with the gold or striped varieties too) or the radishes' desire to join the spring-time menu!? Inspire and educate your clients through these SNAC Newsletters that will guide them while handling and cooking these tasty treats!

What's New?!
Health and nutrition professionals, you will see that SNAC material still contains information about MyPyramid. Don't worry! You can still use this source in conjunction with MyPlate! To learn ways to combine MyPyramid and MyPlate into your teaching, look to this site. Go to the MyPlate website for other fabulous education resources and information too.

Fruit Resources!
PA NEN is currently working to produce newsletters, brochures, bookmarks, recipes, bulletin board cut outs, and other materials for Pennsylvania fruits.  While you wait for these materials, please refer to these fruit nutrition resources!
 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.

Lettuce

Lettuce
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish

Peppers

Peppers
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish

Summer Squash

Summer Squash
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.

Green Beans Snap Beans
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Corn Corn
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Winter Squash Winter Squash & Pumpkins
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish
Rutabaga

Rutabaga
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.  

Broccoli Broccoli
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Beets Beets
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Potatoes Potatoes
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Spinach
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Cabbage
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Mushrooms
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Carrots
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Onions
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Cauliflower
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 
Sweet Potatoes
New! Newsletter is now available in Spanish.
 

Printing/Downloading Instructions: Click the vegetable image or hyperlinked text to access the documents for each vegetable. Downloading these large documents might slow your computer processing. To quicken it, close any unnecessary documents or programs.

We love YOUR suggestions!
If you would like to us add any additional information to the SNAC materials on this site, please contact Amanda Frankeny at afrankeny@phmc.org. Your suggestions are welcome!

Tell PA NEN how you use the material!
How are you using SNAC in your organization? Have you found some different ways to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables to low-income families? If so, please share your successful innovations to Amanda at afrankeny@phmc.org.

View the SNAC Committee Members

 

What is SNAC?

In Pennsylvania, SNAC or State Nutrition Action Committee, is an FNS initiative that seeks to “Encourage partnerships and collaborative interventions between the nutrition assistance programs and other related groups such as public health programs, healthcare providers, schools, faith-based groups and other community organizations in the consumption of at least five fruits and vegetables a day.”

How is SNAC Implemented in Pennsylvania?

Representatives from WIC, and the Departments of Education, Health, Agriculture, Welfare and Aging, as well as Cooperative Extension enjoined to create nutrition education materials for coordinated use in Agency activities and use by all interested Pennsylvanian nutrition and health educators.

What Specific Nutrition Education Materials are Available?

Currently, SNAC agencies want to encourage vegetable intake by food stamp eligible Pennsylvanians and have developed a coordinated VEGETABLE campaign with particular emphasis on locally grown produce. Each vegetable features materials to cover nutrition and health benefits, growing, market selection, preparation, and educational activities. These free materials include newsletter inserts, bookmarks, flyers, table tents, recipes, shopping guide, recipes and more. The various materials are provided in easy-to-download PDF files, which can be used alone or combined with other educational materials. Please feel free to cut and paste from any of the materials as well.

Printing/Downloading Instructions

CLICK on each vegetable to access the all the SNAC resources.
Downloading these large documents might slow your computer processing. To quicken this process, close any unnecessary documents or programs. If you would like to add any additional information to the SNAC materials on this site, please contact Amanda Frankeny at afrankeny@phmc.org. Your suggestions are welcome!