Food System Alliance
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted the the Sonoma County Healthy and Sustainable Food Action Plan (Action Plan) on October 23. The Action Plan is a collaborative effort between the Department of Health Services, the Sonoma County Food System Alliance and community stakeholders, provides a county-wide framework to stimulate and coordinate improvements within our food system. More information available at http://aginnovations.org/alliances/sonoma/
Bring our Community Together for a Better Food System
Health Action believes that a healthy community depends on everyone having access to affordable, healthy food. Health Action has launched a Food System Alliance to bring together diverse stakeholders to assess the local food system needs and identify opportunities for collective action.
What is a Food System Alliance?
A Food System Alliance (FSA) is a county-based coalition of people working to create a sustainable local food system. The local food system includes food producers, distributors and consumers. A sustainable local food system is one where local growers are economically viable, the physical environment is unpolluted, and consumers have access to healthy food.
An FSA is:
- A collective planning, problem-solving, and policy development group
- Focused on the health and well-being of producers, consumers and the environment
- Comprised of a broad range of stakeholders interested in a better food system in Sonoma County
The Sonoma County Food System Alliance is facilitated by Ag Innovations Network, a local nonprofit organization that works to create a better future for farmers, consumers, and communities.
If you would like to learn more about the Sonoma County Food System Alliance please visit its website at http://foodsystemalliance.org/sonoma/ or contact:
Ag Innovations Network