School Nutrition Action Groups

School Nutrition Action Groups (SNAG) are school based alliances in which staff, pupils and caterers, supported by health and education professionals, work together to review and expand the range of food and drink in order to increase the uptake of a healthier diet and ensure consistent messages from the curriculum and the food service.

This is acheived via: the tuck shop; vending machines;  the midday meal; catering at social functions; & breakfast provision

  SNAG update: Our work with the Food For Life Partnership has allowed us to update & develop our SNAG resources further.  SNAG Archives
All back issues of SNAG news are here for easy reference in the SNAG archives -take as look to see for yourself just how far school food policy issues have evolved over the last few years. Or search through our topic contents to take you to relevant articles.

Active Advice

Our advice line has offered guidance and encouragement of a broad range of callers from contract caterers to concerned parents. This service is now to everyone through our Active Advice page.

Classic SNAG success stories: Help guide others to developing healthy food initiatives by sharing your own successes and failures:


MILK MATTERS by Lindsay Graham, Health Development Officer Alness New Community School

The Chips are Down is a comprehensive guide to food policy in schools, jointly produced by the Health Education Trust and the Design Dimension Educational Trust. The publication emphasises the essential role and power of partnerships in improving standards and meeting young people’s needs. Aimed at health and education professionals, caterers and parents, it enables the development and delivery of a better quality food service while encouraging the ownership and involvement of young people who are the customers. Visit  SNAG resources for information on setting up food policy in your school.