Food Agriculture & Nutrition Network of Solano County
In 2003 USDA encouraged States and Counties to collaborate with USDA funded program and their partners to work together toward a common goal to reinforce and amplify each other’s efforts. In Solano County we started FANNS (Food, Ag and Nutrition Network of Solano) in 2004 and have been meeting 6 times each year. The task is not easy as Americans are flooded with competing messages and environmental settings that promote sedentary activity and high fat, high sugar foods. The food industry spends billions of dollars each year on food advertising. In comparison to all the contracts of USDA food and nutrition services programs’ combined, who receive approximately $600 million for nutrition education.
FANNS increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables and improves beverage choices in Solano County to promote food security and equity by marketing and promoting healthier living.
Area Agency on Aging
Catholic Charities of Solano County
Child Start, Inc.
City of Fairfield
Dairy Council of California
Fairfield Suisun Unified School District
First 5 Solano
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County
Healthy Cooking with Kids, Inc.
John Finney High School
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program
Loma Vista Farm
Solano Coalition for Better Health
Solano Community College
Solano County Board of Supervisor Erin Hannigan
Solano County Health and Social Services Department
Solano County Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention (NEOP)
Solano County WIC Program
Solano Transportation Authority- Safe Routes to School
UC Cooperative Extension
Vallejo City Unified School District