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SNAG Frequently Asked Questions

This booklet has been compiled as a quick reference guide for anyone wanting to set up a School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) in their school.


  1. What does SNAG stand for and what is its function?
  2. Why can’t I just use the school council?
  3. How many people should be involved in a SNAG?
  4. Who do we invite?
  5. How do we select pupils to be involved?
  6. When is the best time to hold a SNAG?
  7. How long should the meetings be?
  8. Should we have refreshments?
  9. Who chairs the meeting?
  10. Who sets the agenda?
  11. Who takes the minutes?
  12. Who do we share the minutes with?
  13. How do I ensure pupil involvement/engagement?
  14. How often should we hold SNAG meetings?
  15. How can we inform the whole school and community about the SNAG and the changes which are being made?

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