About the ACNA
The Alachua County Nutrition Alliance (ACNA) was first created to help implement the County’s Hunger Abatement Plan (HAP) dated 2009. Collaborators include local, state and federal agencies and programs, non-profit and faith-based organizations, and interested citizens. We are concerned with crisis support, health care, and the ‘food system’ as a whole. But it is our consideration of the longer term potential of a sustainable food system that makes this group unique.
The main purpose of this site is to collect and disseminate information relating to food security and nutrition. We also have a documents library on Google Drive. (Contact us for access privileges)
ACNA General meetings are planned in 2015 to be held on the 2nd Mondays of every other month (March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14. On September 14, the meeting is at Highlands Church, 1001 NE 16th Ave., Gainesville.
Board Meeting begins 2:30 pm, the General Meeting is at 3:30 pm. Elections of new officers will be discussed as well as other work underway.
ACNA Board Members (2015):
Chair- Anna Prizzia, Forage Farm
Vice Chair- Fred Murry, City of Gainesville
Secretary- Kathleen Pagan, Alachua County
Maria Eunice, School Board of Alachua County
Kourtney Oliver, Florida Dept. of Health, “Healthiest Weight”
Van Tran, Florida Organic Growers
Dr. Brenda Williams, Alachua County Extension
STAR Coalition – New Emergency Preparedness group – meets Sept. 18
The Alachua County EOC is sponsoring a new coalition to help manage disasters. The kickoff meeting is September 18, from 4:00 to 5:30, and the ACNA has been invited to send members. From Jen Horner, Emergency Management Program Coordinator: "The purpose of the STAR Coalition is ...Read More