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Help Eliminate Food Deserts
The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as a neighborhood more than a mile away from a grocery store in urban areas. Even those living near a grocery store may be unable to regularly access healthy, fresh food because of lack of transportation or low income.

First 5 Solano is partnering in this community event by providing cooking demonstrations for parents of children ages 0-5 and with information on how to make simple, healthy meals for children.

Join us for the
 Solano County Food Oasis Event
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo
August 27, 2016
10am-2pm


August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month!
Breastfeeding is good for both mom and babies. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has an almost perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat, everything your baby needs to grow and learn.
  • Breast milk is more easily digested than any other infant food.
  • Breastfeeding strengthens baby's eye coordination, brain growth, muscle development, and teeth formation.
  • Breastfed infants are more likely to gain the right amount of weight as they grow rather than become overweight children.

Breastfeeding also lowers your baby’s risk of infection and illness while helping mom burn calories and lower the risk of certain cancers. What’s more, the physical closeness helps your baby bond with you and feel secure.

Foundation Study Report Released
As reported in a recent KQED news article, a report by Applied Survey Research, “Foundation Giving in the Bay Area: Who Wins and Who’s Left Behind,” Solano County has the highest rate of families in poverty and the lowest rate of foundation giving among the nine Bay Area Counties.

The study found that when compared to a similar study conducted a decade ago by the James Irvine Foundation entitled “Giving in California,” nothing has changed in the past ten years....Solano County ranked last then too. Continued research to examine causes related to this issue will be conducted and included in a follow-up report at a later time
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