SNACZ 4-H Club

An exciting NEW 4-H Program that focuses on Youth Leadership, Community Change, and Health

What is SNACZ?

Students Now Advocating to Create (healthy snacking) Zones.

SNACZ is an exciting new 4-H program happening in Union County.  The goal of SNACZ is to engage youth as advocates for creating "healthy snacking zones" in their schools and nearby food stores.  Youth are working with adult volunteers and 4-H SNACZ Ambassadors to plan and conduct outreach activities to:                                                                                          

  • Promote healthy snacking among their peers and parents
  • Advocate for changes in school policies & practices to support healthy snacking
  • Collaborate with local food store owners to promote healthy snacks in the stores


The communities of Cove, Elgin, Imbler, North Powder and Union have SNACZ clubs.  Currently there are 31 club members, 3 student ambassadors and 6 club leaders participating in the program. Click on the following links to visit each club's homepage: Cove, Elgin, Imbler, North Powder & Union

Have you Seen a SNACZ Zone, Yet?

Members are currently working with the stores in each community to provide outreach and marketing for the SNACZ Zone's within each store.  Stop in and grab a healthy snack, today!

Want to be involved?

Please contact David Melville, SNACZ Coordinator at OSU Extension Service 541-963-1010.


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The SNACZ project is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, under award number 2012-68001-19702.