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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)

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How To Smile Activity Search Engine

Use this activity search engine, created by howtosmile.org, to find Let’s Move! activities from science museums and similar organizations.

Links

The Let’s Move! website: www.letsmove.gov

Association of Children’s Museums Good to Grow Web site: www.GoodtoGrow.org.

NASA’s Fit Explorer Challenge: www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/fitexplorer/train

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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Blog Post: Embarking on a Yogic Adventure at The Magic House

April 15, 2015 11:40 AM
A seven-week program at The Magic House, St. Louis Children’ Museum, combined child-friendly yoga activities with art programming for adults and children to engage in physical exercise and enjoy special bonding time. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Museums and Gardens Across the Country Join the Let’s Move! Initiative

March 24, 2015 03:08 PM
IMLS celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Let’s Move! with a look back on Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Digging Up an Appetite for Health at The New York Botanical Garden

March 12, 2015 03:08 PM
The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the 5th anniversary of Let’s! Move by hosting Carla Hall’s Culinary Kids Week in February. Children and families participated in a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations focused on edible gardening and healthy eating. 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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Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Fifth Anniversary Toolkit


This toolkit includes programming examples, graphic elements to brand your event, a template press release, and sample social media messages to help Let's Move! Museums & Gardens participants spread the word. 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