Office for Student Affairs > Boynton Health

Boynton Health ServiceBoynton Health Service

SNAC banner

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.

Learn How to Eat Healthy on the Cheap

Grocery Store Tour Sunday, Nov. 13, 1 – 2 p.m.

Join the Student Nutrition Advocacy Collaborative (SNAC) for a FREE Grocery Store Tour!

Learn tips for getting the most nutritious food for your money! On this tour, you will learn easy ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, compare food labels to make healthier choices, and interpret unit prices to save money.

The tour will be at Cub Foods in The Quarry and student nutrition advocates will be your guides. Meet at Cub (1540 New Brighton Blvd., Minneapolis) or catch a ride on the Grocery Shuttle!

Sign up is required, so please register for a tour.

Grab a free ride to and from Cub Foods in the Quarry and stock up on your groceries! The shuttle runs on Sundays from noon – 4 p.m. More information about the grocery shuttle along with exact pickup times and locations can be found here.

No sign up required for the Grocery Shuttle.

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.

In-Home Cooking Classes: College Cooking 101

Update Sept. 12, 9:45 a.m. All cooking classes for have been filled. Check back 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!

You can choose one of two recipes to make:

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!

Depending on the recipe you choose, here are the supplies you'll need:

Spinach, Apple Quinoa Salad:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Strainer
  • Medium pot with lid
  • Large pot with lid
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Sharp knife for chopping
  • Mixing spoon
  • Fork/whisk
  • Can opener

African Peanut Stew:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium pot with lid
  • Large pot with lid
  • Cookie sheet or pan for roasting
  • Sharp knife
  • Mixing wooden spoon
  • Can opener

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.

SNAC logo

Contact Us

SNAC Office
N211 Boynton Health

Katie Kasner, Advisor


SNAC promotes healthy eating in lots of ways, including:

SNAC on Facebook

SNAC on Instagram

Meet Our Staff

Meet the SNAC Peer Educators and Coordinators


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

Easy Breakfast Idea Videos

Zapped Eggs with Vegetables.

Breakfast Burrito

Peanut Butter/Granola/Apple Wrap

Overnight Oatmeal

Berry Banana Smoothie

Click the CC button on the video players above to turn on/off closed captioning.

Boynton Health

410 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

P: 612-625-8400 | F: 612-625-1434