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!

Mindfulness to Support During Challenging Times

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 to the best of our ability. Rest, movement, mindset and healthy meals are some of the best ways to stay healthy and happy during this time of uncertainty. Gratitude start a gratitude journal and help bring things into perspective. Mindful Breath Work keep track of your breath and make sure you are taking deep breaths throughout the day. Consider a 5 min meditation focusing on deep breathing. Creating a routine really helps one

Healthy Meals and Immune Health Support for Families

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 children learn to cook alongside you and prepare meals. Plan on making a new recipe a few times a week and give creativity and power to your children to plan and make the new meal with your help.When it comes to food remember to eat whole unprocessed foods: lots of vegetables (especially leafy greens) like broccoli, spinach, lettuce, kale and cabbage and colorful fruit (especially cherries and pomegranate, berries), beans (kid

Avoiding Coronavirus the Clean Way

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 sick. Symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you develop these symptoms after having been in close contact with someone with the virus, or who has traveled from an area with widespread infection, call your healthcare professional. To learn more about Environmental working group visit them at Family To protect your family from germs: Wash hands frequently and

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