Marin Horizon School Community Association Presents Parent Education Nutrition for Children with Susannah Wallenstrom, MPH, RDN Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 5:30 p.m. on Zoom Zoom link: https://marinhorizon.zoom.us/j/6715485689
Feeding your family well isn't always easy. Planning and creating healthy meals that everyone likes can be challenging. And it isn't just about what food you are serving...it's also about how you are serving it. Food battles at the dinner table are no fun. Maybe you have turned into a short-order cook because you have some picky eaters in the house. Maybe you have a teen who has suddenly decided to become a vegetarian. Or perhaps you are struggling with your own food issues, and you are tired of all of the conflicting information on the internet.
Susannah Wallenstrom is a registered pediatric dietitian nutritionist with over 20 years of experience working with families in the Bay Area. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Virginia as well as a Masters in Public Health and Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Susannah has a private practice, Marin Nutrition Consulting, and she is also the dietitian for Golden Gate Pediatrics and Tamalpais Pediatrics, two of the preeminent pediatric family practices in The Bay Area. Susannah loves working with kids of all ages and their families to establish healthy eating habits and to create a lifelong positive relationship with food. She is also the mom to three teenage girls and loves to be outdoors with her two golden retrievers on the beautiful trails in Marin.
What does it mean to raise Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist children? Why is it important for schools to integrate this work into the curriculum?
Our children live in a multicultural and non-binary world. Adult fears and lack of tools in our toolboxes often stop us from broaching the “taboo topics” of race, gender identity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and class with our children. Come learn how to raise the next generation to be racially literate and confident.
This workshop will invite us to think about how we were brought up and offer a healthy and more holistic approach to raising our children. The best medicine for “unlearning” racism and other “isms” is to start young so that there is less “baggage” to unpack as we get older. This interactive workshop is designed to invite dialogue and offer a framework for equity and inclusion work both at home and at school. Participants will leave with tools to interrupt bias and respond to children’s questions and noticings around difference.
We are excited to invite you to join ourFall 2020 Community Read! As a school deeply committed to our mission around diversity, equity and inclusion, we look forward to coming together to learn and expand our dialogue about these critical issues.
We are excited to invite you to join our Fall 2020 Community Read. As a school deeply committed to our mission around diversity, equity and inclusion, and also striving to become an anti-racist school, we look forward to coming together to learn and expand our dialogue about these critical issues.
How To Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram Kendi Building on the connection between white supremacy and institutional racism, Ibram Kendi proposes anti-racist individual actions and systemic changes.
We Want To Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love Bettina Love introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice.
Once you have selected your book(s), please complete this survey so that we know which books have been chosen. And mark your calendars for our virtual community discussion, led by Elizabeth Denevi, on Wednesday, October 14. More details to come closer to the event. For more information about the community read, see the letter from Jen Coyne and Stevie Lee.
This fall's transition back to school is a little different than in past years. Some students are on campus, others are distance-learning, and pretty soon some of our distance-learners will be coming back to campus! To help you through these various transitions, Marin Horizon Librarian Anne Porter-Roth has put together a list of books for Pre-K–3rd students that will spark conversation and put student (and parent!) worries about the beginning of the school year, whatever that may look like.
Dr. Jim Taylor, the author of How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen: 9 Steps to Cultivating an Opportunity Mindset in a Crisis, and an Marin Horizon parent, will explore some of the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 crisis presents to parents and families. Topics to be addressed include perspective, emotions, resilience, control, gratitude, and much more. The presentation will be “semi-structured,” meaning Dr. Taylor has a framework of issues he wants to address, but will also leave plenty of time for sharing of experiences and Q&A.
Tiffany Shlain is an award-winning filmmaker and world-renowned speaker known for her inspiring, engaging and powerful keynotes. Her talks explore issues around technology, neuroscience, creativity, gender equality, the science of character and the importance of unplugging.
Join us Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Main Campus. Daycare provided for age 3+.
Join us for this comprehensive presentation, designed to give Primary families a complete understanding of the upcoming years of their student's Primary and Lower Elementary education at Marin Horizon. We look forward to welcoming parents of Hummingbirds, Cockatiels, and Hawks to this very special event, hosted by Cathy Hunter and featuring a few of our fabulous Primary and Lower Elementary educators.
In order to do some forward planning and address that which is of utmost concern to parents, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please participate in the poll below and send any additional suggestions to the attention of Bev Boorman. For example, do you need support as a parent living in our overscheduled world? Can you list three things that cause you the most parenting stress? Be as specific as possible. All comments will be kept confidential. Together we can develop a more responsive Parent Education Program.