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!

Safer Baby Doll Toys

Plastic “baby dolls” have been staple play toys for years, most likely, you and/or your children had/ or have a favorite doll…can you recall if it was made of plastic? These plastic dolls are found in most child care facilities. Unfortunately, many plastic dolls are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—making them a health concern for children who play with them on a daily basis. Read on to learn more about safer doll alternatives for your home and child care facilities. What is polyvinyl chloride (PVC)? PVC plastic, commonly referred to as “vinyl” (although not all vinyls are PVC), is an odorless and versatile plastic. It is found in many consumer products including raincoats and rain boots, s

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San Rafael, CA 94903 

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