Let's Move Museums & Gardens Resources
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
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Archived Webinar: What Works! in Museums and Gardens (PDF, 1.6MB)
Additional initiative content on the IMLS website:
May 21, 2014 12:43 PM
Learn how to use its creative educational approach for programming at your institution.
March 11, 2014 12:56 PM
Learn how museums and gardens can use the USDA’s MyPlate in programming and food service.
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.
August 21, 2014 02:46 PM
Let’s Move! Pittsburgh and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are partnering with local schools to promote healthy food choices and physical activity for students.
August 11, 2014 03:01 PM
In Florida, kids who visit the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast can climb on vegetable play structures and make their own pizzas with veggies from interactive gardens that teach children about nutrition and physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The toolkit provides communications resources and programming ideas to help participants in the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative get started.
A snapshot of how public libraries reach out to teens with programs and services.
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.