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About SNAC

The Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative (SNAC) is a group of junior, senior, and graduate nutrition students dedicated to increasing nutrition awareness and teaching important nutrition skills.

Get a FREE nutrition check-up

FREE Nutrition Check-ups

Meet one-on-one with a Boynton Health student peer educator for a nutrition check-up—together explore your current nutritional habits through a review of your 24-hour food record, completion of a body composition analysis test, and together establish and review your nutrition goals.

Your nutrition check-up will last 45 minutes. Prior to your nutrition check-up, you will need to print and fill out a 24-Hour Food Record Form.

Check-ups include:

Nutrition check-ups are sponsored by SNAC and are free to student services fee paying students. All nutrition check-ups will be held in the SNAC office, Room N-211 at Boynton Health, 410 St. S.E., Minneapolis MN 55455.

Schedule a free, 45-minute nutrition check-up.

FREE group cooking class Friday, April 14

Sign up now for a FREE group cooking class hosted by the Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative (SNAC) on the St. Paul campus:

In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to make simple, yet delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts using fresh seasonal spring produce. Come hungry, ready to cook, and bring a friend!

Some of the recipes you'll learn to make include:

Space is limited—registration is required.

In-Home Cooking Classes: College Cooking 101

Update Jan. 23 11:30 a.m. All cooking classes have been filled. Check for cancellations.

Have you ever wished you had a nutrition expert in your house as you rummage through your kitchen trying to decide what to eat for dinner? Boynton’s student peer educators are available to teach the basics of meal planning and preparation. Dinner is included!

We will make a Thai Buddha Bowl recipe. Sessions start promptly at 5 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. Lessons are for groups of two to four people.

Sessions start promptly at 5 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. Lessons are for groups of two to four people.

Participants must be full-time, degree-seeking University of Minnesota students who have paid the Student Services Fee, live in ZIP code 55455, 55414 or 55108, and have access to a full kitchen (stove, refrigerator, range). As long as you fit these criteria, College Cooking 101 sessions are no cost to you!

Here are the supplies you'll need:

Registration is now open, sign up for a class.

Request a Nutrition Speaker

Members of SNAC are available for public speaking opportunities for campus groups large and small. We can craft a presentation on a specific topic and always provide relevant handouts and resources.

Commonly requested topics are general nutrition, eating disorders, and sports nutrition.

To schedule a presentation, contact the SNAC coordinator at

Please include the following information in your message:

You will receive confirmation of your request within 2 business days.

How to Make Veggie Lasagna Video

The video above demonstrates how to make veggie lasagna. Click the CC button on the video player to turn on/off closed captioning.

How to Make Vegetable Shepherd's Pie Video

The video above demonstrates how to make vegetable shepherd's pie. Click the CC button on the video player to turn on/off closed captioning.

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Contact Us

SNAC Office
N211 Boynton Health

Katie Kasner, Advisor


SNAC promotes healthy eating in lots of ways, including:

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Meet Our Staff

Meet the SNAC Peer Educators and Coordinators


Thai Buddha Bowl
African Peanut Stew
Baby Spinach, Apple, and Quinoa Salad
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Asian noodles
Vegetable shepherd's pie
Southwest hash
Veggie lasagna
Easy breakfast ideas

SNAC Easy-to-make Recipes

Crispy Salmon Burgers.

BBQ Chicken Pizza.

Microwave Breakfast Quinoa.

Zapped Eggs with Vegetables.

Breakfast Burrito

Peanut Butter/Granola/Apple Wrap

Overnight Oatmeal

Berry Banana Smoothie

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