HEALTHY EATING ACTIVE LIVING

What is HEAL?

The Marin Countywide Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative brings together residents and community partners from throughout Marin to create a road map to improve community health. We are pleased to announce we have received a grant from the Marin Community Foundation for HEAL work with families and providers enrolled in our Access to Quality Child Care program. This program focuses on policies, systems and practices to support HEAL work in child care and support quality. Other opportunities include: more training  for the provider community, on-site work with specialists in different areas, garden and nutrition education and much more!

April 9, 2020

During this time of so much change, mindfulness is an important tool to support oneself. This is an important aspect to consider due to the research that shows stress significantly lowers one’s immune system. During this time we need to try to support our immune system...

HEALTHY MEALS 

Healthy meals are one of the best ways to stay healthy and happy during this time of shelter in place. It's important to make sure you are not emotional eating and going for unhealthy snacks and not regular meals. 

Make it fun and a learning activity. Have...

The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is prompting lots of concern and questions. Coronaviruses are not new: A majority of them are the cause of most cases of the common cold. But COVID-19 can cause more severe health problems, especially among the elderly and s...

How can you protect your family from COVID-19?

The Article from Healthy Kids Happy Kids  Asked Dr. Elisa Song MD. Below are some of the most proactive and commonsense measures to protect yourself from COVID-19, and should be practicing regardless of whatever virus...

Dr. Fernando’s  has a wonderful website doctor yum all on healthy-eating and providing strategies for your family with helpful tips.

Don’t Call Kids Picky
When it comes to children’s development, words matter. Fernando says calling kids picky only has neg...

Elderberry syrup is a great immune booster and is safe for children. This herbal medicine is made from Sambucus berry also known as Elderberries and have been used for decades to boost immune system and help fight off cold and flues. It is also helps decrease the durat...

January 1, 2020

These best practices were written by Lauren Sommer form KQED on all things to do in preparation for power outages. 

  • Before a Power Shutoff

  • Put ice packs or frozen containers of water in your fridge or freezer to help keep the temperature low. You can also...

December 1, 2019

Wash your hands often.

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water, and rub them together for at least 20 seconds. Cover your mouth and nose wi...

October 1, 2019

This the perfect time of the Year to learn where seeds can be found, how they feel, look and taste. Children can learn how seeds grow into plants and what it takes for seeds to grow!

Read “from seed to plant” or other favorite books on gardening seeds and/or plants...

Getting Back to Basics

Have you ever noticed how kids tend to have fun with things as simple as a cardboard box? It's true. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report on the importance of play explains that inexpensive toys such as blocks, balls, jump ropes and buc...

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