Supporting food access and physical activity opportunities for all Hoosiers
Building partnerships and collaborative networks between statewide nutrition assistance programs and local leaders
About Indiana SNAC
The Indiana State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a state-level collaborative with representation from organizations focused on addressing disparities in nutrition education, food access, and safe physical activity environments in communities. Led by the Indiana Department of Health’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, SNAC is a federal directive and accompanies the implementation of State SNAP-Ed programming.
Communicate and coordinate with stakeholders across sectors that address food security, nutrition and safe physical activity environments among limited-resource populations.
Learn more about what we do:
Nourishing foods and safe physical activity environments are a right for individuals and communities.
Learn more about our why:
We accomplish our work through continued relationship building, consistent communication, and provision of learning opportunities.
School Nutrition Foundation Food Equipment Grant
USDA Selects Five States to Test Mobile Contactless Payments in SNAP
The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Competitive Grant Program
Helping Students Excel: The Excel Center & The Nutrition Education Program Join Forces to Feed Hungry Students
Students at The Excel Center facilities across Indiana face a unique set of challenges while completing their education. Many students are forced to choose between working or completing the program. Because many are under 21, are unemployed, or have limited funds, they do not qualify for SNAP benefits.
It was a scene that tugged at the heart of Karen Cain, a Purdue Nutrition Education Program Advisor (NEPA), who taught classes at the school. It also bothered Community Wellness Coordinators (CWCs) Linda Adams, Cori Chatterton, Betsy Coffing, Mindy Duckett, Katie Davison, and former CWC Claire Rivron when they discovered it was happening at their area The Excel Center facilities, too. Read more about how CWCs have helped to create and sustain environments that support access to food for these students.