The Student Nutrition and Dietetic Association (SNDA), sponsored by the Nutrition Sciences program at UNLV, provides its members with leadership, networking, and volunteer opportunities while raising awareness about nutrition and physical activity. The association’s creed “By the Students, For the Students” represents the positive impact that its members make in educating the public and helping each other.
SNDA regularly volunteers with multiple community organizations including but not limited to:
Create A Change Now | A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed to educating and empowering children and their families by providing the resources needed to fight childhood obesity and related diseases to live happier, healthier, more productive lives.
Food Day | Inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
Get Healthy Clark County | The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) is comprised of health education professionals who collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and interpreting programs designed to encourage healthy behaviors.
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | The leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
Safe Nest | Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues since 1977. Safe Nest’s programs are concentrated in four areas of service: shelter, counseling, advocacy and prevention.
The Shade Tree | For 25 years, The Shade Tree has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the largest and only 24-hour accessible shelter of its kind in Nevada, The Shade Tree provides help, healing, and hope to more than 6,000 women, children and their pets each year. We offer assistance to victims by providing safe shelter, meals, life skills and educational opportunities, access to healthcare and more.
Three Square | Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties.
Three Square’s mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. We combine food banking (warehousing canned and boxed goods), food rescue (obtaining surplus or unused meats, bread, dairy and produce from hospitality and grocery outlets), and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada.
UNLV Cares Food Pantry | In 2010, several members of the President’s Advisory Committee (PAC) organized a holiday food drive to benefit members of the UNLV community who were facing economic duress due to the doreced pay cuts and furloughs. The response from both donors and recipients were tremendous, thus creating UNLV Cares Food Pantry. The year-round pantry, open to all students, classified staff, faculty and professional staff, currently provides non-perishable items to more than 150 persons every two weeks.