Secondary Schools – SNAP-Ed

The SNAP-Ed Secondary School program forms a multi-year partnership with middle schools and high schools in Georgia who have at least 50% of their students on free and reduced lunch. During this partnership, the program works to improve healthy eating and physical activity behaviors in 12-18 year olds through direct education, peer-to-peer engagement, policies, systems and environmental changes. The SNAP-Ed Secondary School program is modeled on evidence-based programming and research highlighting benefits of peer-to-peer engagement among youth through forming a team of Student Health Advocates. This team of students work to promote healthy key messages through student-driven social marketing strategies with their peers. Each school’s 3-4 member School Health Team, guides wellness efforts with engagement from students in reaching yearly wellness goals. HealthMPowers assists schools to reach these yearly goals by providing customized resources, recognition opportunities and guidance from trained Health Educators. 

Interested schools, please inquire for more information at info@healthmpowers.org.

2017-2018 Reach

Students: 35, 338

Teachers: 2,178

Schools: 48

 
 
 
 
 
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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