May 21, 2014

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Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799

Let’s Move! Webinar Will Feature CMOM’s EatPlayGrow™ Curriculum

Learn how to use its creative educational approach for your programming

Eat Play Grow graphicWashington, DC -- Three federal Let’s Move! partners will host free training webinars featuring the EatPlayGrow™ early childhood health curriculum of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). Presented by CMOM educators, the interactive webinars will cover obesity prevention lesson plans and activities; early childhood methodologies; wellness leadership and capacity building; partner and community resource development; and other topics of interest to staff of child care centers, museums, community centers, faith-based organizations, public libraries, and other community locations where parents and their children come to learn, be active, and have fun.

EatPlayGrow™ is an early childhood health curriculum developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in partnership with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) We Can! Program. The curriculum combines the most up-to-date science from the NIH with CMOM’s creative educational approach to teach young children and their parents how to make healthy nutritional and physical activity choices. EatPlayGrow™ is free and available online. Download a copy (PDF, 35.4 MB).

Webinar: EatPlayGrow™early childhood health curriculum

Dates and Times: June 18, 12-1:30pm EDT
(repeated) September 15, 12-1:30pm EDT

June 18 registration link:
September 15 link:

A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who take the entire webinar training (does not apply to phone access only).

This webinar training is co-hosted by CMOM’s Let’s Move! Partners: Let’s Move Faith and Communities, Let’s Move! Child Care, and Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens.

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