Educational Events

FANN provides a series of educational events for the public.  This includes webinars, live trainings, conferences, and other events designed to provide awareness and education related to community food and nutrition topics.




Quarterly Speaker Series

A one-hour virtual segment where professionals and experts from Texas and around the country, share their knowledge with FANN network professionals on various food and nutrition topics. Educational topics may include food is medicine programs, healthy and affordable food access, community nutrition/healthy eating education, federal nutrition assistance programs, research topics, state/federal agency guidance, and more.

This series is free for community professionals.

28

March

2024

Increasing Food Access through the Summer Meals Program

Food Access and Nutrition Network
Free Virtual Event
11-12pm.

Summer is right around the corner and the Summer Meals Program begins once again this June.  The program provides valuable nutrition to kids when schools are out over the summer.  This session will provide the latest program updates and provide information on how your organization can prepare and distribute meals as a sponsor site, become a feeding site, or connect families to these services in your area. 


Quarterly Speaker Series

A one-hour virtual segment where professionals and experts from Texas and around the country, share their knowledge with FANN network professionals on various food and nutrition topics.  Educational topics may include food is medicine programs, healthy and affordable food access, community nutrition/healthy eating education, federal nutrition assistance programs, research topics, state/federal agency guidance, and more.

This series is free for community professionals.

11

April

2024

SNAP-Ed Healthy Texan Week in Action

HHSC SNAP-Ed Program
Free Virtual Event
11-12pm.

The SNAP-Ed Healthy Texan Week in Action centers around educating Texans about simple ways to incorporate nutrition into their diets through frozen fruits and vegetables.  The SNAP-Ed program is looking for organizations to be event hosts to provide this education across the state during Healthy Texan Week, June 10-16, 2024.   Learn how your organization can participate. 


Nutrition Education Events

In-person nutrition education events for the public on a variety of food and nutrition-related topics. 

This is a free event for the public.

13

June

2024

Healthy Texan Week - Healthy Cooking Demonstration Event 

Food Access & Nutrition Network & 
Interfaith Food Bank-The Food Basket
1 Wesley Drive, Clute, Texas 77531
979-388-0024
In-Person Event
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Join FANN and Interfaith Food Bank-The Food Basket in Brazoria County for a healthy cooking demonstration. Watch us as we prepare a quick tasty meal on a budget using frozen veggies. Take away healthy recipe ideas, learn a few healthy tips, and participate in a few fun learning activities.

The SNAP-Ed Healthy Texan Week in Action centers around educating Texans about simple ways to incorporate nutrition into their diets through frozen fruits and vegetables. 


Nutrition Networking Symposium

The FANN Nutrition Networking Symposium brings together leaders and stakeholders in food, nutrition, and health to create awareness and strengthen nutrition initiatives, programs, and services to improve community health in Texas. The Symposium is the first community nutrition-food is medicine-focused event in Texas. The Symposium showcases community nutrition and food as medicine initiatives and programs with learning sessions, networking opportunities, and vendors. The Nutrition Networking Symposium aims to serve as a platform for organizations to collaborate and build upon nutrition initiatives by exchanging best practices and devising strategies to enhance health in Texas.

The Symposium will not only offer learning sessions but also the opportunity for attendees to explore vendor tables from various nutrition-centered organizations. These tables will provide details on nutrition programs, services, funding options, internships, volunteer roles, and career paths. Participating vendors will range from food companies dedicated to healthier products, healthcare entities with cutting-edge nutrition services, community groups offering 'food as medicine' and nutrition initiatives, government food and nutrition programs, academic institutions featuring dietetic programs, to organizations actively recruiting food and nutrition professionals and students, among others.

19

September

2024

Nutrition Networking Symposium 

Food Access & Nutrition Network
Location: Harris County Department of Education Conference Center
Time: 9-4:30pm

Registration Opens: June 17, 2024


Educator Masterclass Webinars

Live webinars for food and nutrition professionals on a variety of topics related to food is medicine, healthy and affordable food access, and community nutrition education. Attendees are also able to ask questions and receive feedback during these sessions.

21

November

2024

The Cost of Diet-Related Disease Among Low-Income Households and the Importance of Nutrition Education   (reoccurring topic)

Food Access & Nutrition Network
Virtual Event
10:00 am-11:30 am

Diet-related diseases cost Americans billions of dollars each year and inequitable access to healthy food is a significant contributor to health disparities and poor health, especially among working families and those living in low-income households. This training will review the most common, costly, and preventable chronic health conditions and discuss why community providers play a key role in improving community health.  


Food Access & Nutrition Conference

The annual conference convenes diverse food and nutrition professionals to create awareness, share innovative ideas, centered around improving healthy affordable food access and community nutrition programming for the public.

20

March

2025

Food Access & Nutrition Conference

Food Access & Nutrition Network
9am-4pm
Registration Opens: July 2024

This conference brings together food, nutrition, agriculture, and health professionals for a full day of learning on food access and community nutrition topics.