The Indiana State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) is a federal directive that accompanies the allocation of SNAP-Ed funds. The goal of SNAC is to connect partners around the state that lead work around food access, nutrition security, and physical activity promotion.
SNAC Vision Statement
The Indiana State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) envisions a statewide food system that supports the health and wellbeing of every person through equitable access to nutritious foods.
SNAC Mission Statement
The Indiana SNAC seeks to coordinate and align efforts among state and local agencies to enhance and promote lifelong wellness through innovative partnerships that support physical activity and nutrition in all Hoosiers, with a focus on limited-resource and historically oppressed populations.
SNAC Health Equity Statement
The Indiana State Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC) recognizes that racism causes severe, pervasive, and persistent health inequities for people identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and that other systems of oppression cause inequities based on characteristics such as age, sex, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomics, and national origin. These inequities are uniquely prevalent within food systems, where the burden (high rates of chronic illness, food insecurity) is disproportionately shouldered by marginalized populations. Therefore, SNAC is committed to identifying, naming, and dismantling systems of oppression. SNAC will employ an intersectional antiracist framework to inform all network strategies and activities. See Health Equity resources.
SNAC Core Values
We foster an environment that encourages all people to ask questions and become champions of their continuous learning.
We believe that nourishing food is a human right. Our work is rooted in a commitment to the systematic restructuring of our food system that results in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.
We center the lived experiences of Hoosiers in our approach and seek to elevate and amplify their stories in everything we do as a collective.
We acknowledge that success requires strong relationships and cross-sectoral partnerships. We share resources and convene diverse partners regularly to contribute to larger collective impact efforts.
We hold intersectional antiracism as a framework that centers the role that race plays in people’s experiences and outcomes, in order to intentionally dismantle the structures that uphold racial inequities, which are present across all systems and institutions, without exception.