Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. Through the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative, museums, zoos, public gardens, historic sites and science and technology centers can join the call to action in fighting childhood obesity.
There are an estimated 17,500 museums in the U.S. which collectively host at least 850 million visits each year. Through the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative, museums, zoos, public gardens, historic sites and science and technology centers can join the call to action in fighting childhood obesity.
With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to fight childhood obesity using interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to eat healthy foods and increase physical activity.
Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens was developed through a collaboration among the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the American Association of Museums, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the American Public Gardens Association. It has been broadened to include the Association of African American Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, the American Association for State and Local History, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Image: Let’s Move banner, courtesy of IMLS