More than 100 students participate in SNACC. Photo: Ella Olsson on Unsplash

SNACC (Sustainable Nutrition And Community Connection) is an after-school food education program. The program provides access to healthy foods via grocery drop-offs and weekly cooking classes led by professional chefs. The program currently serves around 100 students in six schools across the Bronx and Harlem and hopes to reach even more.

Not only is the program great for food education, but 80% of students surveyed also reported being more motivated to do schoolwork since enrolling in the program, and 100% felt an increase in self confidence, along with a better knowledge of nutrition and portion sizes. Learn more about SNACC here.

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