About Us - National Initiatives

Welcome to Let's Move! Museums & Gardens

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. With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create a healthier generation using interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to each healthy foods and increase physical activity.

Check out our Initiative Resources page for information on Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens webinars, announcements, and publications.

 

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Watch Michelle Obama's
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How do museums and gardens support healthy children and families?
With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to support healthy children and families using interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to eat healthy foods and increase physical activity. Click here to learn more about museum and garden projects to support healthy children and families

How can museums and gardens get involved?
Sign up
to become a Let's Move! Museum or Let's Move! Garden. Click here to see a list of institutions that have already made the commitment.

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Museums and gardens are core community institutions. They are trusted in their communities and have the capacity to influence real and sustained behavior change. This initiative is intended to capture what is happening in museums and gardens and also to encourage new activity.

Institutions are encouraged to take actions across all four priorities! To become a Let’s Move! Museum or Let’s Move! Garden, all institutions must select at least one of the first two priorities. Institutions that serve food should also select at least one of the second two priorities.

The four priorities:

  • Eat healthy, get active exhibits
  • Learning about healthy food choices and physical activity through afterschool, summer and other programs
  • Healthy food service
  • Learning about healthy food choices and physical activity using food service operation