What does SNAG stand for and what is its function?
SNAG stands for School Nutrition Action Group. It is essentially a working party, formed to help review the schools food culture and develop and implement an action plan to improve it.
A SNAG should comprise representation from all those who have an interest in food in school. Typically this will include one staff member, a parent or a governor and any other staff that may feel appropriate e.g. chef or midday supervisor. It should include around 4–6 children, ensuring a mix of boys and girls, some who have dinners and some who have packed lunches.
Our SNAG includes Miss Flint (Food for Life Co-ordinator), Mrs Davey (Staff member and Parent), Mrs Tucker (Forest Schools lead and Midday supervisor), Mrs Russell (Eco Warriors teacher and HLTA) and 6 children (2 from each class) that will change every term.
SNAG have been working on a 'help save the bees' campaign alongside Seedball.
Help save the bees
Fun facts about bees:
How you can help:
You can help by planting wildflowers or herbs e.g., lavender.
You can help by giving sugar water to a bee if it looks unwell.
You can use clover in your seed mix because they like the nectar.
Do not cut dandelions, bees love dandelions.
Avoid purchasing plants that have been treated with synthetic pesticides.
Purchase locally grown honey.
Like people, bees need a home. It doesn’t need to be huge, window planters and plant pots are fine.
To promote saving the bees all children have been gifted a wildflower oddball from seedball (link above). We encourage you to plant it in your garden/in a pot.
This scheme is part of our food for life work. We are now one mark away from achieving our silver award. If you chose to plant your oddball, please send us lots of pictures at [email protected]
Thank you for helping save the bees!
Poster made by Archie, Michaella and Kacey
SNAG September 2021 - September 2022
While SNAG has been postponed Mrs Davey (our parent member) has been hard at work, she has completed the following training:
Growing for school
Food safety with children
Other members of the team have also completed some training
Mrs Russell - Get moving get healthy, Seasonal activities 1:1 tailored training.
Mrs Tucker - Forest schools, Outdoor learning (learning with the seasons), Seasonal activities 1:1 tailored training.
Miss Flint - Growing for schools, setting up a farm visit, Outdoor learning (learning with the seasons), Seasonal activities 1:1 tailored training.
Mrs Tomlinson - Food hygiene
A big well done to Mrs Davey
Well done to Mrs Davey who has won us a £500 grant from Earnest cook, this money will pay for outdoor equipment such and wellies and tools so the children can get growing all year round!
SNAG share a gift
Mrs Tucker alongside SNAG have created a gift box for Blackwell Primary School to spread some joy. It includes recipes, seeds, a sweet pea plant and some poetry.
SNAG Meeting 03.02.2020
Our SNAG groups change throughout the year and we want to thank the current SNAG group for all their hard work and effort. Certificates have been handed out the following pupils in celebration assembly.
The next SNAG team will be chosen by staff next term.
SNAG Meeting 21.01.2020
SNAG met to discuss the feedback from the suggestion box.
Our Chef also got loads of compliments:
The following was decided:
SNAG Meeting 10.12.2019
Our SNAG team got together with our lunch time staff, Chef and Derbyshrie County Council Catering team to discuss our Food for Life Plans; short term and long term.
Summery of meeting:
Short term goals:
Long term goals:
SNAG meeting 09.10.2019
Agenda for meeting:
SNAG has designed a parent questionnaire and decided to create 2 suggestion boxes for in school.
Do you think your children eat enough in school?
Does your child enjoy school meals?
Do you think school caters to your child's needs e.g. allergies?
Are school meals healthy?
Is there anything you think we can improve on?
They have nominated 2 members of the team to stand up in assembly to let the pupils know about Food for Life and they suggestion boxes.
They will also be creating something to sell at the Christmas Fair with Mrs Davey - details to follow.
SNAG has devised some 'rules' for the dining hall that they will design into a poster.
Please keep your voices quiet (no shouting)
Try and use your knife and fork
Be kind to your servers
Always have a go and try new food
Remember your manners
What SNAG have been doing
Our SNAG ambassador have been to Matlock Meadows farm for Derbyshire’s Food for Life celebration day.
SNAG meeting 27.06.2019
In our first ever SNAG meeting we brainstormed ideas to help us achieve our Bronze award. We then discussed how we could implement these in school.