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!

Tips For Family Style Dining

"Family style dining encourages learning not only at the table but away from mealtime as well. Children learn independence, social skills, and other important habits that will last with them throughout adulthood."- National CACFP association Here are some tips from CACFP for family style dining. Start with the right equipment: purchase kid friendly serving dishes, utensils and other place settings that are easy for children to maneuver. Remember each child's skill level: Choose a menu that is easy for children to self serve. Finger foods and foods cut into child appropriate sizes is key. Have multiple sets of utensils, having back up makes it easy. Give each child a task: Setting the table

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San Rafael, CA 94903 

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