Food Agriculture & Nutrition Network of Solano County
Building Healthy Families & Healthy Communities
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. The task is not easy 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 contracts all of USDA food and nutrition services programs’ combined receive approximately $600 million for nutrition education.
In Solano County we started FANNS (Food, Ag and Nutrition Network of Solano) in 2004 and have been meeting 6 times each year.
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.