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!

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know.

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 is circulating at the moment. Wash hands frequently, especially before eating or touching your face. Washing hands with warm soap and water for at least 30 seconds is the best option. This study found that washing hands even with plain running water without soap was more effective than ethanol-based hand disinfectants at killing the Influenza A virus! (36) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth! Do your best to keep those little

Healthy Advice for Families

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 negative effects and is commonly seen as a permanent label. “We don’t use that word in our kitchen,” she says. “You’re an exploring eater, you’re a learning eater, you’re a practicing eater, but you’re not a picky eater.” Use All Five Senses During certain development stages, kids may not be ready to taste a certain food, but there are other ways to encourage them. “Give them the confidence to someday try the food,” through their senses, Fern

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