About Our Organization S.N.A.C.
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Who We Are
We are a UCLA based student organization focused on spreading food education and the joy of healthy eating to students in Los Angeles and across the nation
We are a group of students looking to advocate nutrition and healthy-eating habits to both UCLA students and students in the surrounding areas. We want to fight against certain stigmas associated with eating through outreach, providing nutritional information and resources. By targeting adolescence we hope to create a healthier future for this generation.
We see the necessity of arming the youth of this nation with education about what they are eating. We hope that by encouraging students of all ages to question the contents of their food and understand its importance as fuel for development they may be encouraged to make better decisions and seek healthy alternatives.
We get the conversation flowing and gears grinding by providing students with resources they can use to facilitate a healthier lifestyle. By providing nutritional information as well as quick meal recipes and snack ideas that won’t break the bank we hope to encourage students of all ages to take control of their bodies, brains and most importantly, their stomachs to improve their own health and the health of our generation (and generations to come).
Who We Reach
Our outreach will focus on students at UCLA as well as K-12 students in the surrounding areas, state, and nation.
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We are a team of UCLA students pushing to start the conversation about nutrition.
Co-Founder & President
Jessica is a third year pre-med student at UCLA working to obtain a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) as well as a minor in both Food Studies and Global Health. She was awarded a 2016 Global Food Initiative Fellow led by the University of California Office of the President. She currently works as the Director of Social Media at UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative. She founded this club as a response to the high enthusiasm for health and fitness on-campus.
Internal Vice President
Eric is a fourth year biology major who plans on going to dental school in the future. Eric really enjoys fitness and exercise, and he would gladly be a workout buddy to anyone, whether they are a beginner or someone who has experience.
Tracy is a sophomore studying pre-human biology (B.A.) with a public health minor, Tracy aspires to address public health issues both in her community and across borders. In her free time, she enjoys participating in UCLA's marching band and volunteering for local causes. She also has a passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle and loves experimenting with healthy alternatives to common meals.
Candice is a fourth year working to obtain her B.A. in psychology. She is currently working with a dietitian in the sector of weight loss surgery and plans to obtain her RDN degree after her undergraduate career. She joined SNAC to connect with other students who share a passion for nutrition and to help promote healthy eating at UCLA.
Director of Nutrition Research
Julia is senior at UCLA studying Psychobiology and minoring in French. She teaches Zumba fitness at the John Wooden Center and hopes to become a registered dietician. She joined SNAC to continue her passion of promoting health and happiness through nutrition.
Check out what SNAC UCLA is doing!
End Meal Skipping Campaign
Calories aren't the enemy, they are energy.
Meal skipping is a problem prevalent on college campuses as students place their studies, social commitments, and other responsibilities as a higher priority over their own well-being. Studies have shown that chronic meal skipping causes fatigue, inattentiveness, and even a slowed metabolism. SNAC wants to enforce the idea that everyone should be eating at least three meals a day to fuel the body.
Food for Thought: How Nutrition is Tied to Successful People
Healthy habits go hand-in-hand with being able to pursue your passions and ambitions. Success is a balance.
Former panelists have included:
Metta World Peace- The Los Angeles Lakers
Brother POLIGHT- Author and Speaker
Justin Pang- Google Partnerships and The Clinton Foundation
Dr. Luke Bucci- PhD CCN CNS,US Olympics Committee&Ritual
Dolores Hernandez- RD UCLA Dining Services
Koya Webb- International Yoga Instructor and Model
Amar Vanmali- UCLA Alumni and Goldman Sachs
Ike Shehadeh Mission- Founder of the famous Ikes Place
Food for Finals
Grab a bar!
Running late to that nasty 8am final? Come by our table on Bruinwalk during finals week to grab a quick bite on-the-go to fill up that stomach before killing your exam! Don't let a rumbling stomach distract you!
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, United States. It became the Southern Branch of the University of California, making it the second-oldest undergraduate campus of the ten-campus system. It offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. UCLA has an approximate enrollment of 30,000 undergraduate and 12,000 graduate students, and has 112,000 applicants for Fall 2015, the most applicants for any American university.
Shot@Life, United Nations Foundation
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
VENTURE: The Entrepreneurial Society
Our members come from disciplines varying from Design Media Arts to Engineering, We promote initiative, innovation, and the incalculable satisfaction of doing something new. We stand for the cross-disciplinary promotion of innovation and progress at UCLA to foster a community of entrepreneurship through shared knowledge and support. Regardless of your major or where you’re going after graduation, our goal is to deliver you the assets and expertise compulsory to transform your ideas into existence, and to inspire social and professional activity between you and the greater entrepreneurial community. We at The Entrepreneurs Society bring together leading venture capitalists, experienced entrepreneurs and the next generation of company builders. We’re helping UCLA become the world’s leading entrepreneurial, business, and finance institution.
We’re a good-for-you snack food company that also does good for your community – we give our bars to your local food banks. Our business model is simple: Heart first. Business second. Nutrition Shared. We’ve been making naturally delicious, organic, healthy, principled products like the Oatmega Bar and Perfect Cookie since we started out, and use only the best ingredients and sources so that you can feel great about what you’re putting into your body.
Natural Pest and Home Solutions
Non-toxic. Biodegradable. Plant Based Materials
No Chemicals, No Additives, Organic Science.
Our products are a field-proven technology and have provided natural pest control solutions to the agricultural and commercial markets. Pyur Solutions strives to be a trusted name in the organic produce market and strives to provide safe and effective alternatives to conventional insecticides for leading commercial pest control services.
DARK DOG ORGANIC
DARK DOG ORGANIC is a line of energy drinks that is both USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified. Carefully selected ingredients guarantee an organic energy boost with no artificial colors or flavors. On top of that, all DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks are free of sodium and other chemicals such as Taurine, Tyrosine and Inositol.
Justin’s produces the most delicious nut butters, nut butter snacks and organic peanut butter cups on the planet. Every small, individual batch of every one of our seven delicious nut butter flavors is made using a proprietary grinding process to ensure optimum flavor and best consistency. The nut butters are sold in single-serve squeeze packs, jars and blended into our gourmet candy options.
We only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible. We are mindful with all of our business practices by working toward reducing our environmental footprint on the natural environment.
Healthy Campus Initiative
We are committed to making UCLA the healthiest campus in America. Explore all the ways in which we're making life safer, cleaner, and healthier. Let's act now, live well, and make the world better.
The Healthy Campus Initiative is supported by a generous gift from Jane and Terry Semel.
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