MERCED,CA- The Merced County Snap-Ed Youth Engagement Project is a non-profit (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) brought by NEOP
(Nutrition Education and obesity prevention). “A project that is small yet powerful,” giving 12-18 year old youth the opportunity to inspire their peers and their community to a more active and healthy lifestyle.

SNAP-Ed Project participants across the state have provided peer to peer nutrition education to younger students: installed hydration stations on campus; partnered up with County Road Engineers to fix community sidewalks for improved walkability. Active participants of the SNAP-Ed project receive participation perks such as community service hours, attend community health fairs, receive records of recommendation, references for future employment, build/shape leadership skills, network and engage in a healthy active lifestyle.

Elizabeth Agundis is the Health Educator for the Merced County Snap-Ed Youth Engagement Project. For more information please contact Elizabeth at (209)-725-8240 or email

(courtesy of Health Collaborative)