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Let's Move Museums & Gardens Resources

Webinars:

USDA's Summer Food Service Program:


Archived Webinar: How Museums and Gardens Can Use the USDA’s MyPlate in Programming and Food Service
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Archived Webinar: Learn How Museums and Gardens Can Collaborate with Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties 
(Note: Recording starts at minute 1:35)
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Archived Webinar: What Works! in Museums and Gardens (PDF, 1.6MB)

Additional initiative content on the IMLS website:
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Let’s Move! Webinar Will Feature CMOM’s EatPlayGrow™ Curriculum

May 21, 2014 12:43 PM
Learn how to use its creative educational approach for programming at your institution. Read More

 
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Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Webinar: Wednesday, March 19

March 11, 2014 12:56 PM
Learn how museums and gardens can use the USDA’s MyPlate in programming and food service. Read More

 
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Learn How Museums and Gardens Can Collaborate with Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties

September 17, 2013 12:32 PM
IMLS will host a free webinar to provide ideas and advice for museums and gardens that wish to collaborate with their local officials in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! initiative. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Kids Stay Active at The Strong Museum All Year Long

August 1, 2014 09:43 AM
Yoga, hopscotch, and planning healthy menus were among the Let’s Move!-themed activities offered at The Strong museum, designed to keep kids healthy and active during the summer months. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Food, Glorious Food!

June 30, 2014 03:52 PM
This summer the Bellefonte Art Museum will host a number of programs focusing on food, healthy eating, and the culinary arts. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Libraries and Museums Can Help Feed Children This Summer

April 11, 2014 12:25 PM
Two webinars describe how museums and libraries can get involved in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Read More

 
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January 2012: Boston Children’s Museum Finds Community is Great Teacher


When the Boston Children’s Museum’s KidPower—a new health exhibit—became the anchor exhibit of its new wing, the Museum’s new health focus was literally front and center. They joined the ranks of children’s museums that are becoming a national force in combating childhood obesity and at the same time found they could learn valuable lessons from their local community. Read More

 
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21st Century Skills Profile: Good to Grow Initiative


Good to Grow logo Begun in 2006, Good to Grow! is the Association of Children’s Museums’ nationwide health initiative. A key feature of Good to Grow! is the “Growing Healthy Museums” project. It benefits more than 300 children’s museums that in turn have the potential to engage millions of children and families in making healthy choices. Read More

 
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What Works! Manual


The What Works! Manual is a new resource that helps museums and gardens address the initiative’s key priorities and provides tips and ideas for communicating positive messages about healthy and active lifestyles. Read More

 
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Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Toolkit for Participating Institutions


The toolkit provides communications resources and programming ideas to help participants in the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative get started. Read More

 
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Talking Points: From Third Place to Makerspace: Public Libraries and Teens


A snapshot of how public libraries reach out to teens with programs and services. Read More

 
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Let's Move! Museums and Gardens Announcement Video

September 13, 2011 12:00 AM
Let’s Move! is a national initiative to get kids moving and eating healthy food. It aims to support healthy children and families. Through Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens, museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers can join the call to action. Read More