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!

Pumpkin Seed Activity

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. Discuss how seeds contain all the life to grow a plant. Ask children what seeds need to grow? What will happen if you add water to seeds? How do the pumpkin seeds feel? And other open ended investigating questions. Activity: Bring in pumpkin, cut top out and allow children to pull out seeds and feel their way inside the pumpkin. What colors are they? How big are they? You can do sorting and counting activity, by sorting all simi

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San Rafael, CA 94903 

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