Ag Land Availability – Health  and our Food SystemCalifornia Food System Alliance NetworkSanta Clara County Food System Al...
California Food System Alliance            Network                      Yolo           San                              So...
California Food System Alliance            Network                       Producers:                         Small,        ...
Multi-stakeholder Collaboration
Santa Clara Food System Alliance                      VisionSanta Clara County has diverse and vibrant agriculture product...
Santa Clara Food System Alliance                   Goals  Enhance      Improve     Strengthen Community   Access to a   Ag...
Making the Connection
Public Health ChallengesBiggest Causes of Death is Nutrition Related:       Heart Disease and CancerObesity is Epidemic:  ...
Healthy Community Outcomes* Improved Public Health Outcomes* Access to Healthful Food by all Neighborhoods andResidents* O...
Making the Connection Deeper
Needs of Producers    Stable Prices    Diverse Markets    Affordable Land and Water and Loans    Consistent Labor    Predi...
Where is Santa Clara County?
Food System Activities that ConnectCounty and City Policies   WIC and Cal-FreshEducation/Ag Curriculum    Diverse MarketsD...
Summary
Santa Clara Food System Alliance Santa Clara Food System         Allianceaginnovations.org/alliances/       santaclara/   ...
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Presentation by Miriam Volat from Ag Innovations at "Wildlands, Food and Your Health." Event hosted by Greenbelt Alliance on June 16, 2012.

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Connecting health to the local food system

  1. 1. Ag Land Availability – Health and our Food SystemCalifornia Food System Alliance NetworkSanta Clara County Food System Alliance Miriam Volat June 16th, Gilroy
  2. 2. California Food System Alliance Network Yolo San Sonoma Diego Vibrant Santa Food and San Barbara Agriculture Mateo Systems Santa Ventura Clara Fresno
  3. 3. California Food System Alliance Network Producers: Small, Medium, Large, Business Access Urban and and and Food Rural Economic Security Develop- ment Vibrant Food Outlets: Health and Wholesale Retail Agriculture Direct Institutions Systems Environ- Processors/ mentalists Distributors Food System Workers
  4. 4. Multi-stakeholder Collaboration
  5. 5. Santa Clara Food System Alliance VisionSanta Clara County has diverse and vibrant agriculture production on itsurban and rural lands that are protected and well stewarded.This Agriculture provides healthy/affordable food for all residents in SantaClara County and beyond, including those who currently do not havefinancial or geographic access. Retail, direct--‐marketing andinstitutional venues all have locally grown produce and value--‐addedproducts in abundance. Farming in rural and urban areas is a viable endeavor and urban andrural agriculture work together to support a robust, integrated foodsystem and viable local economy. All residents participate and have a deep understanding of the localfood system.The local ecosystem health is not compromised by agriculture, but issupported by it, as is social justice in our community.
  6. 6. Santa Clara Food System Alliance Goals Enhance Improve Strengthen Community Access to a Agricultural AdvanceEngagement Healthy and and Food Environmental and Affordable System Stewardship Education Food Supply Viability
  7. 7. Making the Connection
  8. 8. Public Health ChallengesBiggest Causes of Death is Nutrition Related: Heart Disease and CancerObesity is Epidemic: Food Related Physical Activity RelatedNature Deficit Disorder: Lack of engagement with the outdoors and nature
  9. 9. Healthy Community Outcomes* Improved Public Health Outcomes* Access to Healthful Food by all Neighborhoods andResidents* Open Space and Access to Nature* Healthy Food Culture* Food Security
  10. 10. Making the Connection Deeper
  11. 11. Needs of Producers Stable Prices Diverse Markets Affordable Land and Water and Loans Consistent Labor Predictable and Reasonable Regulations Cooperation from the Community Economic Validity – Recognition for contribution Government Services
  12. 12. Where is Santa Clara County?
  13. 13. Food System Activities that ConnectCounty and City Policies WIC and Cal-FreshEducation/Ag Curriculum Diverse MarketsDirect Markets Consumer SupportFood Desert Solutions Farm to InstitutionRegional Infrastructure Regulatory Coordination
  14. 14. Summary
  15. 15. Santa Clara Food System Alliance Santa Clara Food System Allianceaginnovations.org/alliances/ santaclara/ Tim Griffen - Facilitator

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