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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:
EatPlayGrowWebinar
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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Blog Post: Garden to Table: The Fall White House Kitchen Garden Harvest


First Lady Michelle Obama joined school children and chefs for the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Getting in Tune with Nutrition and Physical Activity

September 9, 2014 12:57 PM
Join Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens, Let’s Move! Childcare, and Let’s Move! Faith and communities as we partner with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for a webinar focusing on the EatPlayGrow™ curriculum. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Children’s Museum Birthday Bash Keeps Kids Fit


Staff at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast celebrated the museum’s 6th birthday by hosting a jump rope contest and making homemade pizzas with veggies from their summer garden. 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