The Healthy Snack Master Competition was identified by the Healthy Eating and Physical
Activity Action Team as a program that, when combined with other actions in our
community, has a reasonable chance of making a difference in healthy food consumption as well as weight status in our community.
The audience for this strategy is the community at
large. This strategy aims to make a difference at the individual level--
increasing knowledge and influence on individual attitudes and beliefs towards
health. Implementation will take place community-wide in Jackson County
The Healthy Snack Master Competition is sponsored by the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and is open to all individuals or groups (i.e. classes, afterschool programs, clubs, etc.) in K-12th grade in Jackson County Public Schools. Students are encouraged to create an original recipe and turn it in to their school's cafeteria manager. Submitted recipes are reviewed by members of SHAC. The top student and group entries go on to compete in the Healthy Snack Master Competition. A panel of judges determines the winning healthy snack based on taste, appearance, healthfulness, and creativity. Superlatives are also awarded for the Best Bite, People's Choice, and Most Creative Name.