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!

April 9, 2020

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...

October 1, 2019

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...

August 1, 2019

It’s national Breastfeeding month! We believe breastfeeding is important in infant nutrition and development. That is why we are working on helping moms and child care providers feel supported with breastfeeding options. Currently our HEAL program is reaching out to ch...

May 1, 2019

Rethink Your Drink

Statewide Day of Action is May 8th.

The "Rethink Your Drink" program hopes to shift consumption toward healthier, more affordable beverages, like water. This program also hopes to stimulate community-level partnerships and invite local environmental c...

March 1, 2019

Our daily habits and choices have a powerful effect on our environment. Decisions we make and shopping patterns have the ability to help or harm our planet. With mindful action, we can help reducing waste and support our planet.

Here are some steps and tips!!

1) Bring Y...

February 6, 2019

February is Children Oral Health Month!

Oral health is linked to overall health and it is important as parents and providers that we support children in brushing teeth and learn more about the importance of oral health. By creating systems and routines at home and at ch...

November 6, 2018

Yoga is not just for adults, a new generation of children as young as 6 months old have been benefiting from the practices of Yoga. We have known for years the importance of play and movement for young children, but now there is new information sharing the many benefit...

September 28, 2018

Did you know that children are more vulnerable to pollutants found in the air, soil, food and water? Children are also closer to the ground and like to explore with all their senses, what puts them more at risk. Early exposure to chemicals, and environmental pollutants...

September 7, 2018

The Marin Child Care Council strongly supports the work of the Children Environmental Health Network (CEHN) and their dedication to child health and wellness. Mc3 believes every day should be children's health day! Every child deserves a healthy and safe child care fac...

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