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!

June 23, 2017

Protein is important for everyone's diet. This is especially true for growing children. All to often children's eating patterns are limited and are primarily composed of sweets, such as fruits, and carbs like crackers, breads and cereals. Protein is an important nutrie...

March 20, 2017

Right now, in our county, we are seeing major shifts in politics that target many of our community members. Through the actions and rhetoric of this new administration, fear, stress, confusion and isolation have become a real reality for many of our families and childr...

February 10, 2017

February is National Children's

This February is National Children Dental Health Month! Many parents wonder when they should bring their children to the dentist for the first time?

The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that every child should be seen by a dental...

December 2, 2016

The California Department of Public Health has put out a new addition to their car seat law.

This new law goes into effect is January 1st 2017 and requires all children under the age of two (or 40 pound or at least 40 inches tall) to be in a rear facing car seat.

There a...

September 12, 2016

Here at Marin Child Care Council we are passionate in offering education, resources and support in nutrition and gardening. To support October’s Farm to School Month we are helping bring local food and education to our children. We are happy to be an official outreach...

August 24, 2016

It is always a good idea to look at your diet. Here are a few reminders you can apply when making meals at home, child care center, yourself or others.

Variety: Often we stick to the same for meal, but that can limit the amount of nutrients in our diet. This and can als...

August 17, 2016

Carbohydrates can be an important part of one’s diet. They provide energy for your body.

There are two types of carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. We will go over the difference.

Simple Carbohydrates: Are digested rapidly. This gives your body...

August 15, 2016

Children of all ages have difficulty trying new things and sometimes very cautious when trying new food items. However, it is important to not be discouraged and continue to support trying new things in a positive environment. Eating from a variety of foods and food gr...

August 10, 2016

It’s national Breastfeeding month! All of us at MC3 want to celebrate moms everywhere. We believe breastfeeding is an important role in infant nutrition and development. That is why we are working on helping moms and child care providers feel supported with breastfeedi...

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