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)
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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.
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:
April 23, 2015 01:54 PM
Nearly 5,000 museum guests went to The Strong to participate in physical activities, learn about healthy eating, and discover the long-term benefits of staying fit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.